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AlcoholicArtist
01-11-2010, 12:05 PM
Mine would be an old gothic style manor house in the english countryside... something like this
http://www.bookloversbookstore.com/vacationphotos/131.jpg

Or a chateau in France (and yes I'm aware that a chateau is the same thing lol)

Shangri-LIE
01-11-2010, 12:20 PM
A tent in Siberia with a beer well, wild huntresses on chains outside in the yard for my taking, and a saber tooth skin rug. I want to go primal! All I need is raw meat, miles of unused vagina, alcohol, smokage, and cold moonlight.

ShelfLife
01-11-2010, 01:09 PM
I have consistently dreamed, for the last 6 years at least, of houses that just go on for ages. Rooms upon rooms upon rooms. You open up what looks like a wardrobe, you come upon a new suite or rooms, then find a tiny staircase somewhere in one of those rooms, and find an entirely new level you weren't previously aware of.

I have no idea what it looks like from the outside, but lord, the day I come into a shitload of money, I'm calling my carpenter friend and putting him to work!

Peaches
01-11-2010, 02:37 PM
I have always loved the beautiful victorian houses! I'd want mine to have a few special features:
-Must be very open
-Bajillion windows
-A SPIRAL STAIRCASE LEADING TO A BIG ROUND TOWER!!! WITH A BALCONY!!!!!
-A large open attic with a high ceiling, which would be my bedroom :D
-Lots of dark hardwood floors and doors
-A few balconies
-A wrap-around covered porch, and a swing :3

Goddamn I can't fucking wait. I need to win the lottery RIGHT NOW so I can build my gorgeous house...It would be painted cool too on the outside...Don't know what colors yet though haha.

LOOKIE!
http://myvallejorealestate.com/images/300px-BigPinkVictorianHouse.jpg
http://users.rcn.com/scndempr/dave/schoolimages/queenanne1.jpg
http://www.calfinder.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/victorian-house.jpg

Cassandra
01-11-2010, 03:16 PM
^^ Yes that exactly!!!

Peaches
01-11-2010, 04:16 PM
^^ Yes that exactly!!!

*high fives you!*

303
01-11-2010, 04:22 PM
Id get something crazy modern. Not too far outside of a city, but with plenty of land

21Faces
01-11-2010, 05:02 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1287/564535857_ccc783feb0.jpg

I would love to live at The Dakota in New York City, not only because Rosemary's Baby was set (though not actually filmed) there, and it's where John Lennon lived and died, but because it's one of the few things in the world that isn't necessarily a respecter of fame and money. Apparently tons of wealthy and famous people apply for residency every year and are rejected by the board (although Connie Chung and Maury Povich managed to get in somehow). A three bedroom apartment starts at approximately 14.5 million.

Cassandra
01-11-2010, 05:30 PM
^ The Dakota is beautiful.

That reminds me... I used to want to run away and live in the Hotel Chelsea for a summer.

Ludwig
01-12-2010, 05:16 AM
I'm not too bothered about what kind of house i could get, though i do have a fondness for the houses Peaches mentioned. I do like things with plenty of space, mainly because I'm tall and kinda clumsy, but in the end i would want lots of land with woodland that i could create into something magical.

Method Man
01-12-2010, 05:18 AM
http://static.open.salon.com/files/livecom1playboy1245535707.jpg

Original... I know. But who wouldn't want to live there?

Funndeath
01-12-2010, 05:51 AM
I actually quite like my current house, since my parents and I decided everything ourselves, got it re-done, so we love it. I'd gladly live in a two room apartment, I'd quite enjoy living alone in my previous house, to me having a place of my own where I can be alone is quite perfect. I'm in love with my room.
BUT, here are some types of houses that I think are beautiful.
I have a thing for the colour blue. My current room had a blue wall too. I also like brick, yellow and earth tones, I love traditional homes with old beautiful furniture.
This is what a Kumaoni village house typically looks like. They have two stories, pretty doors, slate roofs, blue walls and wooden windows where the women look out from.
http://image1.oktatabyebye.com/picture-gallery-images-large/lgKumaoni_Village_house,Uttarakhand.JPG
A traditional Goan Portuguese style house. The colour yellow (and also blue) is used often, porcelain tiles are used to decorate the houses, slanting roofs, verandahs. Often in the villages the little houses (both of Christian and Hindu families) have small shrines outside the house which are decorated very beautifully.
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/11205541.jpg
Traditional Kerala houses have these typical roofs, about 2 or 3 rooms with outhouses, little ponds and areas for storing grain. The roofs are slanted to protect the house for rain, verandas all around to keep the house breezy.
http://travel.sulekha.com/india/kerala/photos/kerala-home.jpg
Houses in Southern France, I don't know much about them, but they're pretty, made of stone and have beautiful balconies.
http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/1612/PreviewComp/SuperStock_1612R-15550.jpg

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01090/property-graphics-_1090201a.jpg

I think my ideal home would be La Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo's home. Blue, yellow. Old furniture, a terrace, garden, patio. Functional. The small spiral staircase in the back. Those pink flowers I love but don't know the name of. And of course, the essence of the woman herself.
http://z.about.com/d/gomexico/1/0/n/5/-/-/casa_azul_walker.jpg

http://img6.travelblog.org/Photos/74389/297643/t/2550608-Frida-Kahlo-s-Blue-House-with-the-bridge-connecting-it-to-Diego-s-red-one-0.jpg

http://www.ohlalaparis.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/05/08/fridakahlo04casaazul.jpg

http://en.wikiarquitectura.com/index.php?title=File:Casa-estudio_kahlo-rivera_31.jpg

EDIT: This is for Cassandra:
http://9.media.tumblr.com/2m8BXUfriqu1y6wf07HS8wmMo1_r1_400.jpg

thedarkhorse
01-12-2010, 07:59 AM
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/00786/tyntesfield-house_786117c.jpg
Something like this or perhaps a little cottage
http://z.about.com/d/gouk/1/0/B/F/-/-/newforestthatch-hampshire.jpg
http://www.appleby-lincolnshire.co.uk/thatched%20cottage%20010507%20mi.jpg

Ada Veen
01-12-2010, 09:00 AM
This, haha.
http://www.cgexplorer.com/_sys/images/lord-of-the-rings-matte.jpg

or this
http://www.timetravel-britain.com/articles/1photos/castles/castles4.jpg
I would just add some floor-to ceiling windows on one of the levels, so that I have some dark/shady rooms and always keep candle light there, while other rooms would use a lot of natural light. Maybe I'll have the living room/kitchen on the first floor, my studio (with big windows) on the second and bedrooms on the 3rd. And I'll make a lounge on the roof. Oh, and don't forget about the dungeon in the basement.

Tinuviel
01-12-2010, 11:56 AM
Ada, I'd like to live in Rivendell to, as you possibly can tell by my elvish username! ;)

You've all made interesting and beautiful choices. I'm actually with Peaches, a victorian villa would be awesome to live in. I've always had a thing for older, historical houses.
There's an old house in a nearby city that I find very interesting. It must have been a statley home many years ago but nowadays it's in a very bad state surrounded by a overgrown garden. I'm sure it would be awesome to renovate the building and make it shine in new splendor.

Shangri-LIE
01-12-2010, 12:01 PM
You people and your unrealistic dreams of owning opulent, neverland ranches. I'm starting a reservation in Siberia. Who is joining me? Fuck all these pictures of other peoples homes. Let's build our own!

Sputnik
01-12-2010, 01:39 PM
Fuck all these pictures of other peoples homes. Let's build our own!I
You can't belive how much I agree with you.

Shangri-LIE
01-12-2010, 02:00 PM
I
You can't belive how much I agree with you.

Thanks. When I have enough money, which I will soon, I want to build a colony for me and all of my friends. Of course it will have to be a collaborative effort. But I want my own community. I don't want to live in someone elses fucking neighborhood.

Peaches
01-12-2010, 03:27 PM
I had a dream last night that I somehow was a millionaire bought a big beautiful victorian home...With like two kitchens and a bajillion bedrooms, it was huge, but cozy. Then I had all my best friends come live with me, right off campus, so we all went to college and didn't have to pay rent and we all were happy and not stressed anymore.

Only a dream.

Sometimes I wish I was an indian, living in a village, no taxes, your home was yours and you could practically take it wherever you decided to go. So much freedom those days. You provided entirely for yourself....

Cassandra
01-12-2010, 07:28 PM
EDIT: This is for Cassandra:

Heehee thank you ^_^


This is exactly to do with houses but I've also always wanted a fairly big backyard so that I can have a garden and a place for a giant chess board :P

Dysmorphia
01-12-2010, 07:29 PM
I would also love a Victorian manor near woodland and a small river or lake. I want to have a music, photography and art studio with in my home and a large bedroom with a four-posted bed. I love Victorian and antique furntiure but also more modern furniture- so I would have to find a way of fusing the two styles together.

Dronepool
01-12-2010, 07:30 PM
http://static.open.salon.com/files/livecom1playboy1245535707.jpg

Original... I know. But who wouldn't want to live there?


Goddamnit, you beat me to it!

Method Man
01-13-2010, 03:21 AM
Goddamnit, you beat me to it!

I'm suprised I was the first to post it :P

The Empirical Guy
01-13-2010, 04:17 AM
Peaches, those houses you posted are just adorable.

I would like to live in Dysmorphia's house. That's not to be romantic or anything, and I'd be throwing the rest of her family out, I just want her house. Aside from the minor irritation of neighbours, it would make for an awesome recording studio/ house combo.

I'm not really big on these large, outlandish homes though for the sake of luxury, it's just that I need a big house for space. I need a music studio, gaming room, etc... as far as furnishing and design goes, I have far too many other things to think about. But I do love gothic architecture.

MrPogo
01-16-2010, 06:04 PM
I've got two opposing dream homes. One's an ultra-modern design with lots of steel and floor to ceiling windows, square shaped round a central courtyard with garden in the middle. The outside would be two stories high, mostly divided into two floors, but the lounge would go all the way up to the roof, with the outer wall being all glass.
My other dream home is a small, unassuming cottage, which is really just a front for a big underground bunker...