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Describe your Dream house

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Original Freak, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. Original Freak

    Original Freak I am the ORIGINAL Freak

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    In the 'lottory' thread I mentioned I know what my Dream house is like and things that have to do with building design and decoration seem to interest me for some very odd reason.

    So what does your dream house look like?

    Mine is an 'L' shaped layout. In the crook of the L is a garage creating a courtyard in the front. It's Grey brick and block on the front and matching stucco around the rest of the house. It is a one story with a basment and because of this has a large footprint and makes it expensive to build.

    The first floor has 5 bedrooms (one small one for each kid) a master suite, a kitchen with island and dinning room jioned together with no seperation. It has a 2 living rooms, both jioned together, one of them a sunkin floor with floor to ceiling windows on 3 walls. The basement has a cold room, large wood shop, large playroom, rec room with glass doors to see into the playroom, 3rd bath, granny suite and 2 offices.

    This house is specifically designed to meet the needs of my family and using tactics from 'flex' housing is also designed to be changed with a minimal effort as our needs change.:D

    If I was to hit the big time and win the mils then you can add another floor to this house and larger bedrooms for everyone, and a few other specific rooms.

    One day perhaps...the lotto is up to 9 mil for tommorrow...hmmmmmm
     
  2. Ceridwen018

    Ceridwen018 Well-Known Member

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    My dream house would be a Victorian style farm house with a wraparound porch. Of course, I'd also need a lot of land to build barns and paddocks for my horses.

    Original freak, have you ever played "The Sims"? I play that game just to design houses!
     
  3. Feathers in Hair

    Feathers in Hair World's Tallest Hobbit

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    I love that game, Ceridwen! (Downloading new material for it as I type, hehee!)

    OF (Is it okay to shorten it like that?), this is such a good question! I'll be working this afternoon, and imagine that thinking out the answer to this is going to occupy much of my time!
     
  4. emetib47

    emetib47 New Member

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    i want a chateau is that bad? i just love them their a french version of cassles. versailles would be nice. lol. :)
     
  5. Original Freak

    Original Freak I am the ORIGINAL Freak

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    No...my only computer access is at work, and their not much for game playing...:banghead3

    Most people do so go ahead.:D
     
  6. michel

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    Oh, so you're after something 'compact' then ?:D

    A funny thought has been going through my mind the last few days. As a child (with lots of time on his own, and only imagination to play with) I perpetually drew designs of a sub-terrainian house. Don't ask me why - I haven't a clue; maybe I was confused, and thought myself to be a rabbit?

    Somewhere, there is a pile of drawings of these underground houses. I can't remember what broke the memory - but it flashed through my mind again, and I was thinking how eco-friendly such a house would be - glass roofed, and therefore little need of light; fibre optics for the lower levels, solar panels built into the glass. Wow, had I had an incling to the technology available now, I could have - literally - 'gone to town'.:)
     
  7. Melody

    Melody Well-Known Member

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    I have and that's exactly why I play! I keep designing houses and then abandoning them or blowing 'em up to build more.
     
  8. Melody

    Melody Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like what my husband and I would like to do except we want to do a cordwood house. Very labor intensive but when you're done with the walls outside, they're finished on the inside - 12' thick walls with an R factor (insulation) suitable for the tundra. The neat thing about this type of house is that instead of putting in a piece of cordwood, you can put in glass bottles of different colors to allow more light in. Our "dream house" would have an earth roof and would be bermed within a foot of the roof in the back and sloping around the sides and I'd plant a field of wildflowers on the roof so I could lie in them on a warm summer afternoon and watch the clouds. Here are some pics of cordwood buildings with the earth roof.

    We also want to do at least partial solar energy although I drew the line when my husband suggested hooking up a bike to a battery and I could watch as much tv as I could "peddle". The rat.
     
  9. ch'ang

    ch'ang artist in training

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    My dream house would be a small one out in the beautiful wilderness, or pretty much anywhere away from it all.
     
  10. Ori

    Ori Angel slayer

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    To put it simple, very large, lots of dogs.
     
  11. Original Freak

    Original Freak I am the ORIGINAL Freak

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    I've always had a thing for geodesic domes...I did a technical report on them in College.

    They are increadably strong (there are some in Anartica that can withstand 2 tons of snow easily) , easy to build, and can be stungingly energy effecient. There are no interior load bearing walls so design is limitless, windows can be replaced for any panel, and you can easily make them look modern or because of the circular look they can fit into wilderness surroundings effortlessly.

    http://www.aidomes.com/old%20pics/Slide3.jpg
    http://www.domehome.com/t_sb.htm


    There is theories that domes can be built large enough to cover entire cities with quite thin (couple of inches) metal tubing.
     
  12. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    As long as it's livable and I can have a room for parrots, I really don't care what my house is like. :)
     
  13. jewscout

    jewscout Religious Zionist

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    aside from the ususal (bedroom, kitchen, bathroom) i want a place w/ a room for gaming and study for my books, somewhere quiet i can get away from everything (perfect for Shabbat!)
     
  14. The Black Whirlwind

    The Black Whirlwind Well-Known Member

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    I'd want a two-story house, the top floor will have a master suite, a bathroom, and the bedrooms, which will all have cream-colored stain-resistant carpet (and so will the halls), and the walls will be green or blue. The Master Suite will have its own bathroom, a bath tub made out of marble, and the walls painted orange. The bottom floor will have the kitchen with an island (all granite tabletops and cedar furnishings, and a hardwood floor), a dining room (also hardwood floor, with cedar table and chairs, a den filled with books and a big desk and leather chair facing two huge windows (hard wood floor, with a persian rug), a TV room with a huge flatscreen and hardwood floor (covered with a persian rug, big leather e-z chair and two loveseats on the side), one bathroom, and in the hall, there will be a game room. It will be camoflagued, and you have to pull a hatch open to descend down into it. It will be lit by flourescent tubes, white walls, with videogame posters on them, and a big flatscreen TV. In the walls, there will be compartments housing various videogame systems, to take out and attach to the TV. I would also like ocean views, and an adjacent garage and workshop. And it would all be powered by solar energy.
     
  15. michel

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    Well, I don't know; mixing business with pleasure...........:biglaugh:
    I like the sound of the house.:)
     
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