31DC: Day 17

Friday, December 17, 2010

My Dream House

Hmmm, my dream house.  Well first of all, my dream house is actually a dream farm.  Come on, you can't tell me you didn't see that coming.  And I've put a lot more thought into the barn than I have the house.  I don't want a huge barn, maybe 10 stalls max.  The stalls would all be 14 x 14 and have heated, automatic waterers and trap doors to hay from the loft.  There would be a heated tack room with a small kitchenette.  I would have a wash stall with hot water.  And there would be a laundry room, no need to drag blankets and saddle pads to the house.  Attached to the barn would be a large 100 x 200 indoor arena.  There would also be an outdoor dressage ring and another large outdoor arena for jumping. 

I would like to have enough acreage to several pastures for turnout and room for cross country schooling at various levels.  Ideally I would like to be able to grow my own hay on the property as well.  So lets throw in some hay fields. 

Now for the house.  I would like it be far enough from the barn that I don't have horses looking directly in my front window, but still close enough that I can easily walk to the barn when I need to.  An attached garage is a must.  And a mud room/laundry room between the garage and the rest of the house.  So I can strip off the barn clothes and toss them right in the laundry.  A big eat in kitchen, must be bright, with lots of natural sunlight.  I'd like to have the formal dinning room to use for when company is over as well.  And then the majority of the first floor would be taken up by the great room.  Just a place for friends and family to get together and hang out, watch the game or whatever.  Also on the first floor would be the office/library.  Of course my massive book collection has to have a home somewhere.  Upstairs there would be a large master suite.  I'd like it to be big enough to have the bedroom area plus a sitting area.  Someplace I could have a comfy chair to curl up in with a book.  The attached bathroom should have both a shower and a jacuzzi tub, as well as his and her sinks and plenty of storage.  And of course there needs to be a walk in closet.  Also upstairs would be two or three other bedrooms and a separate bathroom. 

Yeah I know I'm not asking for much here.  :)  Now to find a really rich husband to buy this for me.