24 August 2010

dd, champagne wishes and caviar dreams edition

I went to the Street of Dreams tonight with a friend. It's my favorite event of the year. You pay to walk around/be in ridiculously expensive homes. From my years of attending this event, I have come up with what I like to call my "5 million dollar dream home." I even have a notebook somewhere where I have most of this written down. Let me share with you what my dream home would consist of, which I am completely aware that I will never ever in my lifetime attain:

*matching appliances (obviously)
*two ovens
*two dishwashers (I'd be ok with one normal size and one smaller one)
*two refrigerator/freezers
*granite countertops
*two sinks (if not three)
*those drawers that automatically gently close if you slam them shut
*all lower cupboards will have drawers
*ample cupbaord space
*spice drawer
*long vertical drawers for cookie sheets, etc.
*long horizonal drawers (or vertical with rods) for tablecloths
*large pantry
*etc, etc, etc...

Master Bedroom...
*actually doesn't have to be huge...I never did see the need for an incredibly large bedroom
*separate roomy walk-in closets (including a shoe closet)
*gas fireplace
...Master Bathroom
*heated tile floors
*towel warmer
*separate sinks
*walk-in shower with two separate shower heads
*large jetted bathtub
*laundry room (yes, inside the bathroom)

Entertainment Room
*big tv
*ridiculously comfortable and attractive seating arrangements
*mini kitchen (fully equipped with mini oven, dishwasher, etc.)
*attractive closet/shelving which is very organized (obviously) for games
*gas fireplace

Children's Playroom
*two of the walls will be a giant map of the world
*third wall will be a giant chalkboard
*fourth wall will be a giant white board
*secret/hidden passageway to get into playroom
*fully equipped play kitchen
*art corner

*floor-to-ceiling bookshelves
*decorated with maps and globes
*gas fireplace
*appropriately decorated children's section

Other Rooms
*at least 3 other bedrooms besides the master...two of which will share a Jack & Jill bathroom
*music room with a baby grand
*large laundry room upstairs
*small laundry room in mudroom
*craft room (mainly for gift wrapping)

Random Features
*central vacuum system
*intercom system
*indoor/outdoor central sound system
*two staircases (on opposite sides of the house)
*at least one real fireplace
*when you go upstairs, I would like a large central open area (which could be the library, or den-area with computer, etc.)

*tennis court (or maybe sport court)
*pool house (bathroom, shower, storage for pool things/toys)
*hot tub
*tv (so you could watch tv while swimming/in the hot tub. obviously.)
*large deck with parts that are covered and open (with retractable covering options)
*barbeque area (with fridge, sink, etc.)
*three or four car garage
*food storage room attached to/in garage
*gardening "shed"
*large yard
*special area of yard for lawn games (badmitton, horseshoes, croquet, bocce ball, etc.)

I'm ridiculous.


TamBaum said...

Not ridiculous! I have my own list going as well. And several of the books from previous street of dreams for reference with rooms circled that I liked.

Diana said...

Not ridculous. Fabulous!

I also want a gift-wrapping room (and sooo many of the other features you listed). Maybe if we pool our resources we can afford it??? :)

Diana said...

Not ridculous. Fabulous!

I also want a gift-wrapping room (and sooo many of the other features you listed). Maybe if we pool our resources we can afford it??? :)

Brittany said...

i love this! my mom and i are big street-of-dreamers although we haven't yet gone this year. love all the laundry rooms and the two staircases. that's been a dream of mine since watching full house.

Mark said...

Not ridiculous, hilarious! These are great ideas.

kg said...

Oh, to dream! What a house!!

Amy said...

I love these ideas Jessi. Lans and I just saw a house with two laundry rooms (one down, one up) I love the idea of the laundry in the bathroom! I also love the idea of a laundry shoot and dumb waiter. Ahhhh, what fun to imagine! I love the phrase, "someday...."