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Postby Mushet » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:01 am

When I think about winning like a powerball jackpot or something and building a dream house it's not really a house it's an apartment building so I can make sure friends and family have somewhere to stay, though I guess that list is a lot shorter than it used to be. Anyway I picture a round art deco styled building with a courtyard in the middle, my apartment would be on the top floor. Even with all of that money it wouldn't be very fancy or large, I'd get some cool decorations though and a top of the line computer.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:07 am

A house like the one i live in right now honestly. I dont want a mansion or anything too fancy, just a regular ole semi terraced house
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Postby Christian Confederation » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:33 am

I would build a 2 story (and basement) plantation mansion with a full wrap around porch on both levels, party down stairs calm family life upstairs. In the basement there will also be a bunker for me my wife, my two kids and there significant other.

In the back I'll have a large pool with a small island with a gasibo on it, a pool house for my mother to live in. A large shop to hold all my cars, a large stable and horse range, I'll dig a small pond and dam it off so I'll have a nice river that flows to a smaller pond and loops back to the larger pond, hunting bunkers around the small pond, and a golf range.

This is probably not realistic but a guy can dream of going up in the world.
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:39 am

I would want to live in an old farmhouse, with the farm of course, and some wind turbines or something. I would want to be at least partly self sufficent. Oh, and maybe a secret passageway or two.
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Postby Northwest Peninsular Coalition » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:39 am

Christian Confederation wrote:I would build a 2 story (and basement) plantation mansion with a full wrap around porch on both levels, party down stairs calm family life upstairs. In the basement there will also be a bunker for me my wife, my two kids and there significant other.

In the back I'll have a large pool with a small island with a gasibo on it, a pool house for my mother to live in. A large shop to hold all my cars, a large stable and horse range, I'll dig a small pond and dam it off so I'll have a nice river that flows to a smaller pond and loops back to the larger pond, hunting bunkers around the small pond, and a golf range.

This is probably not realistic but a guy can dream of going up in the world.

C'mon man, at least you're not crazy enough to build a wall around your house, a 5 meter tall one to keep Mexicans away and be a socialist at the same time.
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Postby Northwest Peninsular Coalition » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:49 am

Okay, so my first description was too vague, so here we go.
My ideal house would be completely powered by solar panels and other renewables. It would have a 5 meters tall Trump-esque wall around it, I want to have my privacy. Inside, my children could play in secret passageways with lots of fun stuff in some places, while me as a father could have 2 computers, 1 for work and 1 for gaming (haha, men never grow up). In that house, the beds are futuristic and seem to be bigger in size than it actually is. It would ideally have a pool illuminated by the sun and a flag flying over it to symbolize our patriotism. Since I don't want to be greedy, neighbors could come here during "open hours" and enjoy the great monstros-I mean ideal house, yeah.

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Postby Christian Confederation » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:50 am

Northwest Peninsular Coalition wrote:
Christian Confederation wrote:I would build a 2 story (and basement) plantation mansion with a full wrap around porch on both levels, party down stairs calm family life upstairs. In the basement there will also be a bunker for me my wife, my two kids and there significant other.

In the back I'll have a large pool with a small island with a gasibo on it, a pool house for my mother to live in. A large shop to hold all my cars, a large stable and horse range, I'll dig a small pond and dam it off so I'll have a nice river that flows to a smaller pond and loops back to the larger pond, hunting bunkers around the small pond, and a golf range.

This is probably not realistic but a guy can dream of going up in the world.

C'mon man, at least you're not crazy enough to build a wall around your house, a 5 meter tall one to keep Mexicans away and be a socialist at the same time.

I would have a wall on the front side but electrified barbed wire the rest of the way because crime is everywhere.
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Postby Northwest Peninsular Coalition » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:54 am

Christian Confederation wrote:
Northwest Peninsular Coalition wrote:C'mon man, at least you're not crazy enough to build a wall around your house, a 5 meter tall one to keep Mexicans away and be a socialist at the same time.

I would have a wall on the front side but electrified barbed wire the rest of the way because crime is everywhere.

I would probably have surveillance cameras in the wall, cuz being a rich man means opening yourself up to the risk of scumbags robbing your house. You know, if you have "1812 Overture" as your alarm sound it could deter some people. I want to have "1812 Overture" being played by my alarm.

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Postby Abarri » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:58 am

  • Stand-alone.
  • Must be a bit far from any population center; being near a cemetery can be considered. I hate having neighbors, especially those with kids.
  • Has at least two bathrooms, all depending on the number of floors.
  • Has an English-style garden. It looks natural and artistically irregular.
  • Has several rooms. It's fun having a space for a specific function. (e.g. guest bedrooms, TV room, study)
  • Has a spacious kitchen.
  • With a basement. For stuff like laundry or a space-consuming city diorama or exercise.
  • With secret passageways, in case of intruders.
  • Has a view of either a sea, a river, or a mountain.
  • No attic or fireplaces.
  • Wooden floors.
  • With solar panels on the roof.
  • Has at least one tree close to the house.
  • Must be slightly far from roads frequented by automobiles. Roadside accidents can oh-so ruin the walls and fence.
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Postby Barboneia » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:59 am

I don’t know, something affordable and comfy I guess.

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Postby Ngaalxa » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:03 am

Something sleek and modern that's close to an urban area. Or something like the Dictator House.
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Postby Saiwania » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:19 am

The main house from Regular Show. Only with a gravel or concrete landscape. Would be nicer to not need to mow any lawns regularly.

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Postby Anarchitaria » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:34 am

Anarchitaria wrote:I’m a big fan of brutalist architecture, so . . .


Okay so there are some things I’d like to elaborate here. :p

My ideal house here would have a nice kitchen, a backyard with a vegetable garden, an office/study lined with bookshelves, and an Anarchist diagonal red-and-black flag hoisted outdoors.
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Postby Ivelboria » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:35 am

For me the ideal house would be a modern house in a semi-rural area, but still a bit close to the urban area of a city (which you'd travel to by car). It would have a view of the sea, and mountains. There wouldn't be too many neighbours.
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Postby The Grene Knyght » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:06 am

Well, the practical version is something like my grandparents old cottage - small but with a decently sized garden - except closer to a major city like Dublin. Room for myself and my partner and pets and guests to live comfortably.

The dream house though? I'd have to go with something gothic. Big old gothic mansion in the countryside. Maybe with a village nearby, but its residents will refuse to give you directions. Big grand entryway with a lot of land. All the trees are dead. They move in the wind (there's no wind). Maybe there's an old graveyard and a ruined chapel. Obviously there's the family crypt - bolted from the outside for some reason. Big grand entryway with gargoyles peering down at you. Hallway full of oil portraits of my ancestors, all of whom look suspiciously similar to me. Gotta have an library, a study, a ballroom, a laboratory (no entry!), etc. Plenty of towers and turrets, from which I can lean out of during thunderstorms and laugh maniacally. We don't talk about what's in the East Wing. Gotta have plenty of old pipes and creaky floorboards. And a basement that's connected to lots of ancient tunnels and such. Lots of strange corridors that don't go anywhere or don't go where you'd expect them to go. A winding staircase that seems to just keep going downwards forever. Secret passageways obviously. That sorta stuff.
     
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Postby Novus America » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:14 am

A mid century modern water front home with a deep enough water dock (at least 6ft/2m MLLW), a boat ramp, a good sized yard in a suburban area bordering a large park/nature preserve so with easy urban access but still nature right by.

A large basement and yes a bunker hidden behind a bookshelf or something.
Basement definitely needs a secret room/bunker.

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Postby The Chuck » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:19 am

I really don't think anyone will be surprised... My Ideal House.
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Postby Frachen » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:20 am

The Royal mansion from my factbook.
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Postby Cameroi » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:44 am

the smallest enclosed space sufficient to shelter all of the activities and interests of its occupants that require shelter and enclosure.
more transitional space then is currently popular, for uses that require only partial shelter, and also to psychologially be more inviting to passing in either direction, would be desirable. diversity in appearance and methods of construction is desirable too.

unless you have frequent guests and throw lots of parties, the traditional living and dining rooms are a complete waste of space.
home offices and craft workshop spaces are not. and you can never have too much shelf space either.

kitchen, dinning and sanitary facilities are of course essential.
and that kitchen dinning area can suffice for 'ritual space' if your guests are few and seldom.

lots of shelves and some sort of work space within easy reach of sleeping accomodations,
so you don't have to travel miles, or awaken fully, to not loose those constructive creative ideas that occur in the relaxed state of near sleep.

mazes are good for the mind, and if you wish to live in or with an extended household, tiny rooms and twisty halls are ideal.

sound deadening qualities are good too, unless the site is far enough from other human interference.
and construction methods that improve energy efficiency are good thing, like underground or bermed.

and ideal house is never conventional for the sake of being conventional.
and needs to take into serious major account, in its very form and methods of construction, local conditions of weather and climate.

so there is no same house ideal for any two different people nor in two different locations.
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Postby Partybus » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:53 am

Not to be corny, but as long as it is a home, the house doesn't really matter IMO. Although, enough room for all the crap I've been collecting for the last almost half century would be a bonus...
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Postby Nolo gap » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:12 am

as an openly colony of cameroi, let me throw a link to my furaffinity gallery, which attempts to depict a world of my range of ideal houses.
inspired as much by my thoughts on the subject as anything else. (well that and ideal infrastructure as well)

http://www.furaffinity.net/gallery/themnax/

of course there are other and better examples too, such as cabin porn and on pinterest and really too numerous to mention.
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Postby Kazarogkai » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:28 am

Ideally? Probably something like a viking hall house with a couple wings each with a different purpose in mind The first floor or great hall will be for dining and entertaining guests and would be the focus of the whole thing with wings branching off for specific functions. A wing for cooking, another serving as a library/study, one serving as an armory, and finally maybe a workshop to top it all off. The second floor would be were the bedrooms are at enough for a guest or two, my spouse, and finally my lineage. The attic would serve for storage and so would roughly 2/3 of the basement. The remaining third of the basement would host a laundry room and finally a bathroom which would have a huge communal bath for group bathing purposes.

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Postby Greed and Death » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:51 am

I want something built like a castle. With the building coming to the property line and a courtyard in the center with possibly a main building in attached to the back wall and towers on the corners.
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