It has to be big enough to accomodate all of us, but small enough so I can take care of it on my own if needs be. A house that needs an army of domestic help to run is impractical.
So, the house would have bedrooms for everyone. My room would have an en suite and a walk-in closet with floor to ceiling mirror(s). The kids can share bathroom but may put a separate sink outside.We’ll have a guest toilet of course so no one has to fight for it.Plus a spare room/work room/library with a daybed for lounging or for guests to sleep over.
Next, a lovely kitchen for me took cook, maybe an outside or ‘dirty’ kitchen if space permits. A breakfast bar with high stools sound lovely too so I don’t have to take my lunch on a big empty table when the kids are at school.
Definitely a living room with a huge tv screen, plush sofa, a quiet corner for the pc, tall wall for more bookshelves and wonderful windows to let the sun and the light in. Might have a small guest parlour or a formal living room if needed.
Since we probably still need domestic help, a decently sized staff quarter with properly sized and lighted bed and bathroom is neccessary.
Think that’s all for indoor rooms. Now the outdoor. First off, a laundry and drying area. Nothing like sun dried clothes to keep the bacteria away. Definitely a front garden and a backyard. Would love one of those English suburb type houses with massive back yard so you can put up a marquee and have a party. More importantly so my husband can garden his heart away. A bit of greeneries soothe the soul. We could have our morning tea while reading the papers at the terrace overlooking the yard and watch the cat chase birds. When the weather is right, we could spread a blanket and have a picnic. Heck, we could move the dining table and have dinner outdoor complete with candles and those fire stick thingies. Lighting fireworks would be the after dinner entertainment. Wouldn’t that be fun?
Ooh, almost forgot a garage that’s linked to the house so it can be opened up to provide extra room for indoor gatherings like say, having a Quran classes or just your extended family do.
Well, that’s my dream spread out. Tread softly if you please.
Note: I wrote this a while back when owning a house was still a dream for me. Now that it has come to reality, I find it fascinating to take a look back at when it was all still in my head.