Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Looking at Homes Online

Today I spent far too much time online looking for a house. For a friend. Just for fun. Or maybe it was for a character in a future book. Just for fun. Both of those made great excuses, but in truth, I was just (mostly) doing it because...I like to look at houses.

I confess that I have a real estate addiction, and the internet has totally fed into that. I love looking at houses of all kinds (old, new, big, little, exotic, simple, rustic...) even though I'm totally happy with my own modest home (hey, it's home and it suits me and I like my neighbors and my neighborhood).

It plays into that whole "what if" writer part of me. Looking at houses, I can imagine characters. Scenes. Possibilities.

But sometimes it's just fun to look for the sake of looking. Who knows? Maybe someday I'll be rich and I'll buy an extra house. Like this one.

Or...maybe the hero of my next book will live in a similar house. I've been thinking of using Lake Geneva as a setting again. A place like that would be perfect.

Then again, I'm partial to Montana. This would be a fantastic setting. The lake adds a nice touch, doesn't it?

If you could daydream a house (one you might not necessarily be able to afford), where would it be and what features would it have? It's nice to dream sometimes, isn't it?


Mary Preston said...

I'd build my dream up home up om the Sunshine Coast. I'd enjoy my first cup of tea of the day looking out over the ocean. I love the beach.

I'd want my home to be an eco-built home: solar electricity & hot water etc.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

I would love to have an eco-built home. I'm always watching the home building programs where they do that. Countertops from recycled glass, renewable wood, solar panels...yes, definitely.

Laney4 said...

I would consider knocking out both my own home and a couple of neighbours' homes so that I could still live in the same neighbourhood. (I have great neighbours, just not beside me, LOL!) I would make it a huge bungalow, with the basement consisting of a big party room, guest rooms, and a bathroom or two. I would consider having an indoor badminton court or two, and perhaps a basketball court too. An indoor heated pool would be perfect, along with the four- or five-car garage. I would like big porches on the front and back so that we can sit in our chairs out of the sunlight, yet still able to enjoy the breezes, rain, etc.
Wouldn't want to forget the maid service either....

Myrna Mackenzie said...

An indoor badminton court? How awesome! And I love porches (wish I had one). Thank you for reminding me about the maid service (how did I not think of that)? LOL