Ah!! Perchance To Dream!!

@pyewacket (44031)
United States
August 23, 2008 11:03pm CST
One of the things I love to do is hunt around websites that offer luxury homes...LOL. You might say this is in keeping with my "visualizing" what I want in life. I've never been razzle-dazzled by expensive clothes, as I'm just not a clothes person, and why spend $600 for a pair of jeans just cause they have the Versace label, when my good ole Levis will do. I'm not interested in Gucci shoes, Prada, Armani, etc....BUT...heehee...I wouldn't mind having a luxury home (or two--LOL). So every once in awhile I surf the web and go to those luxury home websites..One that is great is UniqueHomes.com--most homes range above the million mark. You can find luxury homes and estates all around the world..Want a small castle in Ireland...they got it..want one's private island home in the Bahamas? They got it? Want a small chateau in France...got it. Then by accident one time I found luxuryrealestate.com ...now I don't know why but if ever I was to have my own home I seemed to be drawn to the New England states, particularly New Hampshire...not a clue why as I've never even been there. But from photos of different areas there I love it, especially photos taken in their fall season, and the New England states are famous for their fall season. So anyway, while I was at this website, I click on New Hampshire. Now I must have champagne rich tastes...(on a beer pocket income) and found this one place in Moulonborough, NH...there are some aspects I don't care for (would decorate it differently), but otherwise is my cup of tea. It has five bedrooms and bathrooms, has a lakeside view, and a two bedroom guest house. It all fits in with the kind of rustic look I like, surrounded by nature, the lake, the works...and gee, folks it only goes for a mere $12,500,000.00 Here's the entire page of this particular home but you can also view their other real estate offerings...hehee..uh should you be in the market for a million dollar estate..LOL (yeah right??) http://www.luxuryrealestate.com/879951 Okay..am I the only one who does this? That is look at luxury homes and estates and kind of visualize or dream that, ah, ha...I'm going to live there one day...heck dreams ARE free at least. oh, and by the way...I'll take a Jaguar XLS while I'm at it to go along with the house thank you very much....
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@LadyMarissa (12165)
• United States
24 Aug 08
OMG pye, you do dream BIG!!! I really love the Jag in the driveway. When I win the lottery, I might take it off your hands!!!
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I've always dreamed BIG...LOL. While as a girl most little girls were fantasizing about walking down the isle marrying their prince charming, I was dreaming of success, and living in a luxury home even back then...hehee So you like Jaguars too, huh?
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• United States
24 Aug 08
Hello pye! That is a beautiful house! I often dream about a lot of things I'd like to have some day or places where I might like to live but I try to avoid actually browsing or looking for the things that are way out of my budget and/or that I am not likely to ever actually have or get because it just brings me down to look at them, lol. But thats just me. As far as houses go in general though, I would be happy to some day own my own house, any house, not necessarily a luxury home, just so long as it was mine and not a rental and I could fix it up however I wanted, hehe. That dream may actually come true for me within a year or so! My husband and I both have terrible credit and added to our low income, we would never qualify for a traditional home loan. However, in the area where we currently live we just found someone who sells homes on "rent to own". They only want 4% down and don't give a hoot about your credit as long as you keep your payments up every month! We did the math and figured out that we can save up for a down payment on up to a ninety some thousand dollar home in just 6months or so, (as we only need between $4000 and $5000 down for that). But we actually only want one in the $40,000 to to $60,000 range, in order to keep the monthly payments somewhat reasonable, lol. There are quite a few houses to choose from within that price range where we are too. Like I said, not a luxury home, but at least it will be ours. Sorry if I got off subject a bit, I tend to ramble sometimes.
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• United States
24 Aug 08
Oh Pye, Pye, Pye, Pye... you don't know what you've done! I went looking for the property that I am dreaming of in order to post pictures of it here... and I found it! I will give you a brief history of my needs, hehehe. I have a large family and we all like to live in our own place, yet we like to live near enough to each other that we can spend plenty of time together. We decided that we need a small village. And here it is!!!! I am so friggin' in love I can hardly stay in my skin!! Additionally, for years I have thought I would like to have a 'health spa' or retreat where the wealthy can come to be refreshed and renewed. Not to mention my love of 'fixer uppers'! Man oh man I am soooo excited! They don't even post the price though which means 'if you have to ask you can't afford it!' Nevertheless, I am so inspired... thank you!!!! http://www.smithgcb.demon.co.uk/prop_81.htm
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
24 Aug 08
LOL--my goodness so you want to buy a whole Tuscany Medieval Village....wow..I've never been to Tuscany but I remember that movie ....think it was the first Liv Tyler ever was in called Stealing Beauty with Jeremy Irons in it...it was filmed in Tuscany and remember how beautiful the scenery was there...ever see that movie..a good one! Tyler's character goes there for the summer and it's like a bohemian artists colony...right up our alley no???
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• United States
24 Aug 08
PS: Or at least some place like it! We were drawn to the New England states too, and spent quite a while touring the area looking for where we would like to live. We thought we wanted to live in Massachusetts, but the only place we could find that we liked was Manchester-by-the-Sea, near Rockport... very expensive area! We went up and down through New Hampshire, but actually found Rhode Island more to our liking. But now here I am in Virginia, dreaming about Tuscany!!!
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
24 Aug 08
PS...I wouldn't mind at least seeing Virginia....my ancestors settled there in the 1700s and there's even a town named after them in the Loudoun County area.
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@BarBaraPrz (18436)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Aug 08
Hmmm... do you think it's big enough for you and the two little ones? I see what you mean about decorating it differently... it's a little over the top with all that twig furniture... Sure, I dream about luxury living quarters, but then I think about having to clean it all... but, I guess, if I could afford a 12 and a half million dollar property, I might be able to afford people to do it all for me. Keep dreaming. The gov't hasn't found a way to tax it... not yet, anyway.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Mmmm...well I could always turn one of the bedrooms into a kitty playroom all of their own....LOL. Yes, thank goodness the govt doesn't tax our dreams....then I really WOULD owe a fortune
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• United States
24 Aug 08
Even living alone with just a few kitties, I prefer a tremendous amount of space... I need a sewing room, a dance/exercise studio, an office, a few guest rooms, a library... I could definitely find a use for at least 7 'bedrooms', hehehehe.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I would turn one of the rooms into an office/library area...then maybe another room into an entertainment center with movie screen...another room into a craft/art room...sigh...
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Oh no you shouldn't have done that - a new toy to play with can be dangerous in my hands :) I'll go for this one, http://www.luxuryrealestate.com/791610 it's only $7,000,000 and about 30 miles from where I live now - still very convienent for spending time with family who most live in this area. Also I'm very familure with the area where it is as my grandparents lived just a couple miles out of town and I still have cousins who live there :) Yes, I am a dreamer and tend to do it all the time. My father once said I live in a dream world and it's true - I'm already dreaming of holiday dinners/weekends with family at my new house, setting by the waterfall writing away on my novel. The extra property would be wonderful for achieving another dream of mine - providing housing and assistance to abused women.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Snicker, snicker...ONLY 7-million? LOL I love the warm tones in that home, and that spacious cathedral high ceiling living room..uh, I'll take it...That would be a great dream to set up housing for abused women. Another thing a lot of people do is to buy large estates like this and turn them into bed and breakfast establishments....wouldn't be a bad idea either, right?
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I have thought of that myself - bed and breakfast. They are very popular in this area and that place would be perfect. I've been most of the day painting yard sale signs and 'dreaming' of life in that darn house :)
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@gemini_rose (16194)
24 Aug 08
No you are not the only one that does this, not me though, my hubby. He does this quite a lot, he will look at ridiculously priced houses, I think some he was looking at the other day were somewhere in the region of about £45 million. Yeah like we are ever going to have anything like that. See, I do not see the point of doing that, I am not one for having those sorts of dreams, they just do not do anything for me. My hubby on the other hand is always having these sorts of dreams!
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I sometimes also go to the ebay motors section....the one where luxury cars are auctioned/sold...love looking at the private Lear Jets, and Yachts for sale...hehee
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@pismeof (855)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Pye, love your optimism .I can attest to the beautiful taste that you've made with regard to New Hampshire.The state has it all;great beaches,glorious mountain views,loads of hiking,camping and adventure opportunities .N.H.proximity to Boston is similar to what Connecticut is to New York for the rich . Did you ever see the hilarious movie "What about Bob"? It took place on Lake Winnipesauki as did numerous other films.I think "on Golden pond was shot there as well...Check them out some time.
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Yup...have no idea why I'm drawn to NH even though I've never been there...think that's a "sign"?? Nope never seen "What About Bob" but did see "Golden Pond" Ah-hah..was just looking, that movie was filmed in Concord, NH...was a long time that I saw the movie but remember the beautiful scenery in the film
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• United States
24 Aug 08
New Hampshire and Vermont are a couple of the prettiest states in the union. I have to agree that this is a beautiful house, I could deal with it quite well...lol. I don't often look at these types of sites since it just makes not having a house harder to deal with...lol.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Oh yup, Vermont is another beautiful state...glad you liked my house...heehee..have good tastes no? Now...to shake my booty and make a few million
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Beautiful I went looking in Vegas abnd found one that has a circle like stair case one that would look great all desorated up for Christmas lol. was a lot less than your 12 million Dolar one . and then I went to Ireland really only seen one and it was a hotel beautiful court yard. Yup we can dream no one can take that from us!
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Hehe..a circle like stair would be great to slide down the banister too...LOL.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
25 Aug 08
lol yup would but this one isnt made of wood like way back when
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Hey Pye! That's a great dream! I happen to love New England too! I've been to New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts. They'e all incredible in the Fall. I wouldn't mind living there either. I also have a thing about not buying clothes with a label. If I'm going to where someones name they need to pay me!!! I refuse to buy something for the name. I do like clothes, but only if I can get it on sale for a bargain price. The only names I like are Walmart, Target, Payless..... Back to the realestate. Yes, to dream....I too would love to have one of those houses one day. I don't drive so I would need a "driver" too. And while we're at it, I'm not cleaning one of those house either so I sure hope it comes with a large staff! The I could have all the kittys I want and they could have all their friends over to play! They would love that! Ok, now that I've gotten all hyper about the big houses and stuff I need to calm down and go back to my real life and make dinner! No staff here right now!
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Aug 08
LOL--I got my Calvin Klein jeans at a virtual steal..the jeans shop near me was going out of business...I paid only $5.00 for those jeans..LOL..now THAT is my kind of sale...hehee With all the bedrooms that house I like has (five) I could turn one of the rooms into a kitty playroom...bet they'd love it
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24 Aug 08
Hi pye, What a beautiful house though pye I would mine living there myself, to dream to dream......... Bright Blessings Tamara
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Ah yes....to dream
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24 Aug 08
I pye, Don't we all love to dream, but yours are very expensive dreams while mine will a liitle cottatage in the middle of a dense woodland with nothing but tress and animals round me and it won't cost that much and I love to be alone so I don't disturb by noisey poeple with their loud music blasting away but when You do get your New Hampshere house I'll come and visit you during the fall and admire clolours that mother nature has given us. Bright Blessings Tamara
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Aug 08
It could be since I've lived all my life in a rather small apt, is the reason I long for a lot of space...but yes, nothing would suit me better than being surrounded by a lot of trees and animals...and that lake view like the home I like..perfect!!
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@Riptide (2762)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I love that house. I like all that rustic and natural stuff. I don't like some of those modern looking houses,they look so cold. My sister married a rich boy (divorced now of course lol) and they had build a million dollar home (or should I say euros) and I thought it was one of the coldest places I ever seen. Marble throughout the house and modern uncomfortable furniture. I love the log cabin look or those old english manor houses. Thank you for those sites. I had fun browsing those and like you saud dreams are free Hey, just think about a million more years posting here and we can all have one of those
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I don't care for modern homes either...look too sterile, like museums or something...You mention Old English manor houses...another style of architecture I've always loved too is the "Tudor" style...is that what you mean?
@Riptide (2762)
• United States
25 Aug 08
[Yes, that's what they are called lol. I also love victorian houses, but I think I would worry about hauntings
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Ever see that movie "Practical Magic"??? The house that the "aunts" live in with Sally and Gilly is Victorian...a bit weird but I love it..and great ocean view
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
31 Aug 08
OK, pyewacket, I'll admit that the place is beautiful, but I don't think I could adapt to those harsh New England winters. Give me a place where the weather doesn't ever get too cold. I have never surfed the luxury homes sites but much of my young life was spent immersed in magazines that showcased such homes. I even used to deisgn my own homes(on graph paper), in the event that I should ever become lucky enough to actually afford one. Isn't it nice that we still have the ability to dream?
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I'm the opposite..I LOVE cold weather so moving to New Hampshire wouldn't be a problem...LOL...OMG....you used to design your dream homes? I've done that too...in fact I have floor plans of both first and second floor of one dream home I would love to have Yes, it's wonderful we can still dream...and why the heck not? LOL