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xplor
Feb 15, 2010, 05:09 PM
Actual pictures, or the blueprint.


Mine would be a penthouse, something like this:

Jaffa Cake
Feb 15, 2010, 05:16 PM
214940

It may not be as big and fancy as some, but it's got a magic meadow to frolic in. :)

idesign245
Feb 15, 2010, 05:39 PM
http://www.architectenwerk.nl/architectenpraktijk02/images/douglas1.jpg

Mexbearpig
Feb 15, 2010, 05:59 PM
Nothing special....
http://i48.tinypic.com/m7b976.jpg

noton
Feb 15, 2010, 06:01 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/1zpodo0.jpg

Abstract
Feb 15, 2010, 06:12 PM
http://www.architectenwerk.nl/architectenpraktijk02/images/douglas1.jpg

Wow, it fits in so well with its surrounding environment. :p


http://i49.tinypic.com/1zpodo0.jpg

Looks like something the Addams Family would live in!!



http://images.keizai.biz/shibukei/headline/1209035219_photo.jpg

A boy can dream, can't he?


Actually, I love where I live now. :)

niuniu
Feb 15, 2010, 06:14 PM
Half the year in the city..
http://www.furniturestoreblog.com/image/Manhattan%20Penthouse%20Design.jpg

Other half out here
http://www.furniturestoreblog.com/images/modern%20architecture%20ring%20house%20japan.jpg

Melrose
Feb 15, 2010, 06:26 PM
Actual pictures, or the blueprint.


Mine would be a penthouse, something like this:

I've heard of home with foyers; Homes with parlours, and sitting rooms. I've heard of hotels with a lobby, and museums have lobbies. I've never seen a house with a lobby...

I'd take a house like this (http://freshome.com/2009/11/25/complex-apartment-in-oregon-from-sienna-architects/) or this (http://freshome.com/2009/11/14/amazing-pentouse-interior-design-by-craig-steely). The outside can look like a Craftsman Bungalow or be modern and concrete, I don't care.

chrislaw
Feb 15, 2010, 06:47 PM
I've always enjoyed Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Falling Water'.

Though the ceilings are far too low for me.

http://history591.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/wright_falling_water.jpg

http://www.tinmanphotography.com/images/FallingWaterI.jpg

rhsgolfer33
Feb 15, 2010, 07:02 PM
I don't have one dream home in particular, however, I've always wanted a home in the Italian countryside (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704509704575019533525677298.html) (or better yet, this one (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204621904574248540382556988.html)) or a place on the beach, like one of these (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704869304574596020265389660.html) two (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124344157471658773.html). But I suppose if I have to live in the city, this Boston house (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704107104574571941885768738.html) will suffice (though I think I'd be doing quite a bit of redecorating).

63dot
Feb 15, 2010, 07:10 PM
Those are very interesting homes above for sure, but I kind of like a small house with standard materials, and thicker walls like the house I am in now. If I had too much glass I would either freeze to death or unilaterally keep the Middle East rich paying heating bills.

Unless I have a ton of kids, I don't see a need to go over 1,000 sq. feet, but part of that stems from me not being a pack rat anymore. If I don't use it, I give it away, recycle it, or if it's not worth anything to anybody, it goes in the trash.

I used to need a big house, or more space, because I used to like to keep around large collections of "anything" like models/stamps/coins/store signs/neon signs/fishing nets/power tools, guitars lying all about the house, many Macs and PCs, and more furniture than I knew what to do with. It was pack rat central. Somewhere along the line, I really got sick of "stuff" and got into believing less being best. I use a Mac mini and that sums up my philosophy.

My health got better because I was breathing in less dust, I don't miss the collections of junk, I play guitar much better because I stick to one instead of ten, and when I need a tool, I can find it and actually know how to use it. In my pack rat days, I wanted to get a really cool jack hammer and nail gun. :)

xplor
Feb 15, 2010, 07:40 PM
Actually, I love where I live now. :)

Thats very nice. :)

andiwm2003
Feb 15, 2010, 07:58 PM
i like that. driving there and parking is a pain though.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eed/research/peater/iss.jpg

localoid
Feb 15, 2010, 08:40 PM
I've been thinking of building a few dream homes...
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gLo7ixg1BxI/S3oBAn41bqI/AAAAAAAAAGM/Xr_l8rva7K0/s1024/Dream_World_14.jpg

Adding an administrative building for sales and vacation rentals...
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_gLo7ixg1BxI/S3oBAl3Ep2I/AAAAAAAAAGQ/cp-XHI7Eayo/s1152/Dream_World_15.jpg

Along with the obligatory diner and convenience store...
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_gLo7ixg1BxI/S3oBA05uD7I/AAAAAAAAAGU/dlQxUYK7KGo/s1152/Dream_World_16.jpg

And hiring a hippie girl to handle camper rentals...
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gLo7ixg1BxI/S3oBASbfqGI/AAAAAAAAAGI/Yybdm5bfvVk/s1152/Dream_World_11.jpg


Dream World: Where cars fly, robots serve our every whim, and alien spaceships rule the skies!

Shu15
Feb 15, 2010, 08:52 PM
Half the year in the city..
http://www.furniturestoreblog.com/image/Manhattan%20Penthouse%20Design.jpg

Other half out here
http://www.furniturestoreblog.com/images/modern%20architecture%20ring%20house%20japan.jpg

Agreed sir/madam.

spekulanten
Feb 24, 2010, 04:37 AM
:rolleyes:

cderalow
Feb 24, 2010, 08:06 AM
I've always enjoyed Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Falling Water'.

Though the ceilings are far too low for me.

http://history591.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/wright_falling_water.jpg

http://www.tinmanphotography.com/images/FallingWaterI.jpg

it's certainly an interesting place to visit, but I found the constant sound of water to be a bit... distracting?

my personal would be the Robie house if i were to choose a FLW design

heehee
Feb 24, 2010, 10:28 AM
Probably something like this...

macquariumguy
Feb 24, 2010, 10:30 AM
My dream home wouldn't be visible because of the 40 car garage-mahal I'd build to go with it.

BeamWalker
Feb 24, 2010, 10:32 AM
it's certainly an interesting place to visit, but I found the constant sound of water to be a bit... distracting?

my personal would be the Robie house if i were to choose a FLW design

You would have to pee quite frequently I presume. Other than that, nice house ;).

cderalow
Feb 24, 2010, 10:43 AM
You would have to pee quite frequently I presume. Other than that, nice house ;).

actually, amusingly while visiting there, I did use the bathroom 3-4 times.

Schtumple
Feb 24, 2010, 11:47 AM
http://www.homedit.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/underground-house.jpg

It's my goal to live in a house like this for when I retire, it's so unique and quirky... and underground.

Bennieboyİ
Feb 24, 2010, 11:52 AM
ever since seeing lord of the rings, a hobbit house is the way forward, it'd have to be slightly taller though lol

http://www.neatorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/sustainable-hobbit-house.jpg

mljones99
Feb 24, 2010, 12:04 PM
First thing I would do would be install central air.

http://static.flickr.com/48/148421065_433d49ea58.jpg

Zaap
Feb 24, 2010, 12:30 PM
http://netbattles.com/ironman/ironman_house2.jpg

http://netbattles.com/ironman/ironman_house3.jpg

And I'd want it complete with Iron Man suit, Jarvis AI, the whole nine. (Female reporter optional.)

comacnut
Feb 24, 2010, 03:11 PM
Home

http://www.loghomefloorplansonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/uplandretreat_loghomefloorplan.jpg

Vacation Home

http://www.earthroamer.com/galleries/xv-ltexterior/crw_0147_std_std.jpg

http://www.earthroamer.com/galleries/2006_interior/08_09_4330_std.jpg

woomera
Feb 24, 2010, 03:48 PM
Probably something like this...
hell to the yeah :)

spencers
Feb 24, 2010, 04:06 PM
http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/6794/dsc14211.jpg (http://img704.imageshack.us/i/dsc14211.jpg/)

iPhilPHX
Feb 24, 2010, 04:08 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2152/2242121097_a86524b734.jpg

velocityg4
Feb 24, 2010, 04:28 PM
Dover Castle
216120
216122

The best part would be the boiling oil at the gate for door to door salesmen.:D

Mintin8
Feb 24, 2010, 05:00 PM
http://netbattles.com/ironman/ironman_house2.jpg

And I'd want it complete with Iron Man suit, Jarvis AI, the whole nine. (Female reporter optional.)

I saw a house just like that when I was heading up into the rockies in Colorado.

WWU
Feb 24, 2010, 05:24 PM
http://images.apple.com/pro/profiles/heinz/images/header1.jpg

http://www.apple.com/pro/profiles/heinz/index.html

rkmac
Feb 24, 2010, 06:25 PM
http://media.nzherald.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/mahina3.jpghttp://media.nzherald.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/mahina4.jpghttp://media.nzherald.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/mahina5.jpghttp://media.nzherald.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/mahina2.jpg

R.Perez
Feb 24, 2010, 06:34 PM
this would do...

http://luxuryhomemagazine.com/hawaii/11828/20HuiRoadE34.jpg

The best part?

Its for sale..

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/mau/reb/1597045013.html

Iceclaw
Feb 24, 2010, 08:00 PM
Half the year in the city..
http://www.furniturestoreblog.com/image/Manhattan%20Penthouse%20Design.jpg

Other half out here
http://www.furniturestoreblog.com/images/modern%20architecture%20ring%20house%20japan.jpg

That looks awesome.

@velocityg4 that would be amazing!

lionheartednyhc
Feb 24, 2010, 08:22 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2152/2242121097_a86524b734.jpg

I love that place. I grew up in Phoenix and always drove by. Always wanted to go inside!

adamvk
Feb 24, 2010, 08:44 PM
Here is mine:

I like small but functional homes.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/wan3212/My%20Architecture/4b7dc0bb.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/wan3212/My%20Architecture/fa122c59.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/wan3212/My%20Architecture/5bd653c4.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/wan3212/My%20Architecture/fb375f12.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/wan3212/My%20Architecture/0d845d16.jpg

Its not built yet though.

Oh yea, and did I mention it was designed by me? :)

Farns514
Feb 24, 2010, 09:00 PM
Here is mine:

I like small but functional homes.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/wan3212/My%20Architecture/4b7dc0bb.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/wan3212/My%20Architecture/fa122c59.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/wan3212/My%20Architecture/5bd653c4.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/wan3212/My%20Architecture/fb375f12.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/wan3212/My%20Architecture/0d845d16.jpg

Its not built yet though.

Oh yea, and did I mention it was designed by me? :)

Reminds me of the historic Farnsworth home in Plano, Illinois. It was also in the Kenny Chesney music video 'Dont Blink"

http://srz.wikispaces.com/file/view/farnsworth-house-G.jpg/30591535/farnsworth-house-G.jpg

Dagless
Feb 24, 2010, 09:02 PM
I've always wanted either an earth-sheltered home (which we almost built too, but the earth it was to be sheltered in has a spring) or a small stately home. Which we also almost bought but it was too horrible inside. Think they made it into an old peoples home now.

SchneiderMan
Feb 24, 2010, 09:11 PM
I don't have one but something very modern with a great view with not a lot of neighbors around.

Farns514
Feb 24, 2010, 09:32 PM
$26.5 million dollar house built near me. It has 40,000 sq ft. Real tacky house but insanely huge.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.luxist.com/media/2009/07/avillataj203.jpg

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.luxist.com/media/2009/07/avillataj178.jpg

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.luxist.com/media/2009/07/avillataj191.jpg

http://blog.lucidrealty.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/tajexteriorside.jpg

http://blog.lucidrealty.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/tajpostentry.jpg

adamvk
Feb 24, 2010, 09:53 PM
Reminds me of the historic Farnsworth home in Plano, Illinois. It was also in the Kenny Chesney music video 'Dont Blink"

http://srz.wikispaces.com/file/view/farnsworth-house-G.jpg/30591535/farnsworth-house-G.jpg

That was sorta the inspiration behind the house. I've always loved that home, but its getting old and outdated, so I wanted to design a more modern version of it.

-Ryan-
Feb 25, 2010, 09:10 AM
Snip
That house is vile! It looks like a multi storey car park. :eek: What a tremendous waste of money.

Melrose
Feb 25, 2010, 09:30 AM
it's certainly an interesting place to visit, but I found the constant sound of water to be a bit... distracting?

my personal would be the Robie house if i were to choose a FLW design

I heard that Fallingwater has a lot of trouble with mold and mildew (no surprise). Wright did a few houses that characterize his style and look pretty cool. Some are kind of ugly, but a few really stand out.

And I'd want it complete with Iron Man suit, Jarvis AI, the whole nine. (Female reporter optional.)

The cool thing about that house is the location. I love that location.

pagansoul
Feb 25, 2010, 12:57 PM
I love the Arts & Crafts style.

puckhead193
Feb 25, 2010, 01:07 PM
a little bit over the top but eh why not... :p
http://www.mansionfamosas.es/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/updown-court-casa-mas-cara-del-mundo_2.jpg
but i rather just have a nice vacation home in hawaii. pref. maui

Nero Wolfe
Feb 25, 2010, 03:48 PM
I love the Arts & Crafts style.

Great Scott!

;)

Transporteur
Feb 25, 2010, 03:56 PM
a little bit over the top but eh why not... :p
http://www.mansionfamosas.es/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/updown-court-casa-mas-cara-del-mundo_2.jpg


:eek:
Un - freaking - believable!

I wouldn't hesitate to move in tomorrow. :)

adamvk
Feb 25, 2010, 05:05 PM
I heard that Fallingwater has a lot of trouble with mold and mildew (no surprise). Wright did a few houses that characterize his style and look pretty cool. Some are kind of ugly, but a few really stand out.



The cool thing about that house is the location. I love that location.

Frank Lloyd Wright was an awesome designer, but an AWFUL engineer. Most of his homes have had to have tons of money spent on them to keep them from falling apart. The Fallingwater had millions of dollars spent on it because the living room (The part extended over the river) was having large sagging problems.

TuckBodi
Feb 25, 2010, 06:03 PM
The Clamshell/Flying Saucer/Sleeper House

http://archinews-network.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/MrP_SculptedHouse_clamshell.jpghttp://farm2.static.flickr.com/1073/1388917708_21bc01b646.jpg

Or a Dennis Weaver Earthship
http://markmarchesi.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/image5.gif

Or a 1961 Bambi up on my land in the mountains
http://www.tincantourists.com/classified/data/3/786MVC-029S.JPG

Farns514
Feb 25, 2010, 06:33 PM
That house is vile! It looks like a multi storey car park. :eek: What a tremendous waste of money.

The guy that built it supposedly started 1-800-DENTIST. Spent 2 years in Chicago building it and supposedly his wife came to the conclusion that Chicago is too cold, so he tried selling it for $26 million but then ended up trying to put it up for auction starting at $6 million.

bwiissofly
Feb 25, 2010, 06:37 PM
First thing I would do would be install central air.

That, get some bigger beds and elevators

:)

My college is 45 minutes away from the house.

puckhead193
Feb 26, 2010, 09:29 PM
First thing I would do would be install central air.

http://static.flickr.com/48/148421065_433d49ea58.jpg

is this the house they used in the movie Richie Rich?


:eek:
Un - freaking - believable!

I wouldn't hesitate to move in tomorrow. :)

its still for sale too! http://www.updowncourt.com/

WWU
Feb 26, 2010, 09:42 PM
its still for sail too!

It's a boat too!?

puckhead193
Feb 26, 2010, 09:52 PM
It's a boat too!?

:p
I've been at my computer for way too long today

ARF900
Feb 26, 2010, 09:58 PM
http://netbattles.com/ironman/ironman_house2.jpg

http://netbattles.com/ironman/ironman_house3.jpg

And I'd want it complete with Iron Man suit, Jarvis AI, the whole nine. (Female reporter optional.)

Was just thinking about that.

FSMBP
Feb 27, 2010, 09:04 AM
is this the house they used in the movie Richie Rich?




its still for sale too! http://www.updowncourt.com/


Yes, that used was used in Richie Rich and other films too.

sushi
Feb 27, 2010, 09:21 AM
I like this place.

216466

Disc Golfer
Feb 27, 2010, 09:32 AM
That's a really cool building, very north end of the pike place market would be a little busy sometimes for me personally but other than that you can't beat the location and view.

sushi
Feb 27, 2010, 09:41 AM
That's a really cool building, very north end of the pike place market would be a little busy sometimes for me personally but other than that you can't beat the location and view.
Pike Place Market is a neat area. It's crowded so I'm sure that it gets noisy during the day.

Bet they have a nice view -- especially from the higher apartments.

Disc Golfer
Feb 27, 2010, 09:54 AM
Yeah the noise was what I was thinking of. Lot of cars and people. Particularly during the summer, particularly during events. But you're in the middle of it all right there, and it has a parking garage! Plus I can think of worse things than being next door to beecher's.. I lived about six blocks from that building about ten years ago and it always caught my eye when I was out & about.

taskmanager
Feb 27, 2010, 10:07 AM
http://www.dreamhomedesignusa.com/jpegs/Moriarty%20luxury%20home%20aerialR.jpg

Or...

http://castles.niceworld.info/france/slides/Chambord_Castle_France.jpg

and my ocean home
http://www.aboutalltravel.com/wp-content/uploads/vacation_spot.jpg

sushi
Feb 27, 2010, 10:36 AM
and my ocean home
Looks nice. :)

rosshx7
Mar 17, 2010, 02:43 PM
Very nice pics I have seen of the dream house of the members here. All are just wow and superb. Totally awesome.