January 28, 2011

House Wish List

This weekend we are seeing 5 houses that are for sale in the Village. We are so excited and hopeful, although we know that since the selection is so limited we are not likely to find our dream house. We are hoping to find something we can turn into our dream house. I hope to share pictures with you next week from our house hunting adventures. Until then, here is what we are hoping to find in our next home.

A charming exterior preferably with a front porch

A good garage

A yard large enough to throw the ball for the dog and for a clothes line


Climbing trees and a treehouse or a spot for one


An open staircase


A kitchen that has a gas range and hasn't been renovated so that I can create the kitchen of my dreams without paying for a renovation that is not my taste.



A dining area that is separate but not formal.

At least 3 bedrooms

At least 2 bathrooms


A space for my studio

A fireplace


51 comments:

  1. Good luck! I know there are some neat houses for sale in the village right now!

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  2. I love all of the things you are looking for. I hope you find your dream home this weekend Jen. And I can't wait to see pictures along the way.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  3. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you and know that your dream house is on its way! :)
    Good luck and have fun !

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  4. Sounds like a very fair list...:) Good luck and keep us posted! Sandy

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  5. I can hardly wait to "see" what you see this weekend! I can relate to all of your wish list, of course my husband would have the garage building at the top :)

    ~Chris

    PS When we moved to Red Gate Farm 6 years ago, we left a house with 2 full bathrooms and came to a house with just ONE... for four people! Surprisingly, there have not been too many issues with that... well except for the party last summer when the "commode" ended up in the front yard... but that's another story.

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  6. Good luck Jen. The pics you posted look like my dream house as well

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  7. Hi Jen,

    Well your list is very similar to my list! I can't wait to hear how your house hunting goes - so exciting!
    xo~Jill

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  8. it doesn't sound like too much to ask...seek and you shall find.

    xo
    ~molly

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  9. i wish you luck with the hunt. i'm sure you will have fun looking at the houses. can't wait for the pix.

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  10. Sounds like the perfect cottage and those inspiration photos are perfect!

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  11. Wishing you well in your search. Have fun!

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  12. I can't think of a better way to spend the weekend! Will you be having a ham and grilled asparagus sandwich? Latte? Biscotti? I love your life!

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  13. You just showed pictures of my perfect house. I think that would be heaven!
    Good luck with your wish list!
    Susan

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  14. You've put it out there, taken the steps, and you will most certainly find your home!

    Love your blog so very much and have been so inspired by your move - not sure that I comment often enough but wanted to tell you so.

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  15. Loooovvvveeee your list!!! And just an FYI, even if you it doesn't have a gas range it's EASY to put a gas line in (that said, I'm assuming it's heated with natural gas or propane). We had an electric stove for 8 yrs and I finally put in a gas stove and LOVE IT!!!! :)

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  16. ps- I can't WAIT to see the contenders!!!!! :)

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  17. Oh I love your list all the things that I would pick too, oh wait I have!It is my dream house, not everyone's. Still, I think this adventure would be soooo fun. Praying you find YOUR dream house.

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  18. It sounds like you are off to the start of an exciting new adventure...just remember there is NO perfect home and if you can get most of it you will be doing good. That being said, however...being the dreamer I am, I always think you can find PERFECT! Good luck and I can't wait to see your pictures. Hugs-Diana

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  19. I hope you find the house of your dreams!

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  20. good luck and be open to all the possibilities because inspiration can go a long long way in a house!

    wishing you a great day (maybe beginning with a lemon scone)!

    xo
    elyse

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  21. you better text me as soon as you getting back from looking tomorrow!

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  22. i hope you find everything you are looking for! Let us know.

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  23. Sounds awesome. Love the photos you selected. Can't wait to see what you find.

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  24. When can I move in? I love your virtual dream house! Good luck and enjoy the process...

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  25. Have fun, Jen! This is so exciting. I can't wait to see the pictures. I so wish I could tag along!

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  26. Jen, I hope you find just what you're looking for this weekend!

    Kat :)

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  27. First of all, thanks for stopping by and offering an opinion on my slipcover decision. I appreciate it! I love all of your wish list photos for a new home! I love the last fireplace one....darling!~Hugs, Patti

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  28. I love these pics! I hope you find a house with all these things wrapped in one cute package that you fall in love with!
    have fun looking!
    Amy

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  29. Who wouldn't wish for such wonderful things??? I have no doubt that you will find that just right space and place to turn your dream into a reality. You've already proven that you can take what you've got and make it your own. Happy hunting! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

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  30. Those are all very reasonable "wants", I think. We hope you have a successful weekend or at least an encouraging one, sometimes it takes a while to find that "special one".
    Carol in GA

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  31. I'm crossing my fingers for you, Jen! Best of luck - looking forward to seeing photos of your house-hunting adventures!

    xo
    Claudia

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  32. I'm so excited for you. God has a home for your family just waiting for you to find. Can't wait to see the pictures.

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  33. I hope you find all that you need in a house for you and your family. Looking forward to the pictures you post on the house hunt!

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  34. I think that I might just print this post out and share it with my hubby, saying, "Ditto!" :)

    Best wishes on your house hunt!

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  35. I love to house hunt! I hope you find just what you are looking for! ♥

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  36. Jen, love this. I sure hope you get your dream house! Your village reminds me of our neighborhood...only better!
    Hugs,
    Suz

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  37. Oh Jen, I would say your list is spot on :) Good luck!

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  38. Such a beautiful home. I love the tree house.

    Edina MN Realty

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  39. A wonderful list! Good luck on this exciting adventure!!!

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  40. I wish you luck with the hunt. I'm sure you will have fun looking at the houses. Can't wait for the photo.

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  41. Hope it goes well and I am definately looking forward to photos!!

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  42. You have good taste! I love everything you posted and thought I could enjoy all of those things as well! I miss good front porches like the old days. Times have changed in house styles but some of us still long for the classics!

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  43. you have been so patient and upbeat, you deserve everything on your wishlist and more.

    it will happen and soon.

    best of luck!

    nanne in columbus,indiana

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  44. Hi Jan,
    Thanks for the blog visit! I do hope you will make a few vintage spoon refrigerator magnets, they are fun and easy. They'd be especially lovely if made from your grandmother's spoons!

    I just love all your inspiration photos! I need to do that more often, save the "looks" I like. We bought our home 19 years ago and are still making it what we want it to be. It would help if we'd stop changing our ideas so much! But, it keeps us busy and working together.

    Wondering if you found a home this weekend, hope you did!
    Hugs, Heidi

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  45. You want to buy mine? I don't have a REAL fireplace(electric,but cute!) and no stair case, only a few step ups and downs, but I have all the rest...and a pool...and a lake in my backyard! :) Hope you find your Dream Home soon!

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  46. Jen, did you find your home?
    I completely can relate. We rent in Zionsville too. I have hopes that we can buy the home we are in since it is an old farmhouse with 4 acres, but the price tag is not in our budget. Turns out it is actually incredibly cheap for the road we are on out here, but not in our budget.
    Have you ever been to one of our sales? Your name seems familiar. Maybe it is just because our girls are in the same grade at the same school! We have a sale coming up this spring....I'd love it if you can make it!

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  47. so cute!!!!love your blog, great pictures! congratulations!

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  48. Jen,
    WOOD burning fireplace? In my mind there is no other kind! and GAS stove? My Grandma had gas, my mother, me...dug has an electric stove. so sad.
    XO, me.

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  49. Jen,
    WOOD burning fireplace? In my mind there is no other kind! and GAS stove? My Grandma had gas, my mother, me...dug has an electric stove. so sad.
    XO, me.

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  50. I haven't been by in awhile because we too are looking to buy our house and I've been doing the same thing with my posts. I can't wait to see which one you guys bid on...

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