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Posted: 5/5/2003 9:00:09 PM EDT
What would it be like and where would it be?
I need to be on the warm water in a semi rural location.
The house needs to be decent sized 3000-4000sqft nice but not too nice (mansions just aint me)and a large LARGE yard.
The house that Ed Norton had in the Red Dragon with a little custom work would probably fit the bill.
Any idea what somthing like that in Florida might cost?
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 9:06:15 PM EDT
Probably kinda 2 story modern cabinish. Ideally somewhere with ALL the seasons but south enough that winter isn't 6 months long. Bible belt would be the perfect location but I could never live there.

It would have to be rural enough so that I could have a 1000m range and obstacle course in the back yard but located close enough to civilization that I got decent restraunts, movie theaters, etc.

I'm not sure a place like that exists.
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 9:15:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 3:57:09 AM EDT
Well since we are dreaming.

In my dreams CA is primarily a Republican state and very pro-gun. Much like TX. But it keeps its easy going culture.

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I am satisfied with the house I have now but wish your dreams would come true.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 4:03:21 AM EDT
At this point I'd settle for a broken down trailer in trailer park as long as it's in a free state.[}:D]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 4:15:18 AM EDT
anything that puts me close to civiliazation, I can't see my neighbors home, and be able to shoot out of my porch window.  That would be ideal.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 5:14:48 AM EDT
dream home?

-close to the water as in FL or CA (maybe HI)
-gun laws like here where I am now
-weather like San Diego, CA
-nice stocked lake
-3000 sq.ft, big basement den, big shop/garage,    
2-acre yard, indoor pistol range, 200 yd outdoor    
range, big bi-level party deck, pool, and cute    
young women (legal age of course) for neighbors.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 5:42:56 AM EDT
I want a log cabin, two story, with a four car garage in the mountains of Colorado, or Tennessee.

Must have a fireplace.
Big front and back porch and.......


So, when do my wife and I move in?
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 5:51:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:09:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:12:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:15:25 AM EDT

I'm not picky. Ours is good enough for now.
I just want it to be paid for. Soon :)
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:20:52 AM EDT
Cottage on the Atlantic in the Florida Keys! Must have a nice shop for me to work in, and a 3 car garage. Other than that, my wife can choose.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:26:43 AM EDT
Log home, modern log home you know, I don't want bark falling off the logs.

Track lighting.

Modern appliances.

Skylights everywhere.

Windows everywhere.

Great view, next to ocean on a huge property.

Every single room is on a different level, no one room goes into another without at least 1 step up or down. Just a thing.

Full scale runway out back, smaller grass runway for R/C planes next to it.

Acres and acres of gentle rolling hills covered with grass complete with a professional irrigation system to keep it all green.

Outdoor pistol/rifle range with FDCC "active/reactive" type targets included. Skeet and trap too.  

I'm sure I'll be back to edit this one as I think of more.

Link Posted: 5/6/2003 8:01:08 AM EDT
not sure, but it would damn sure have a bud light swimming pool
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 8:05:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 8:10:38 AM EDT
Location: On 100 acres in the foothills of a western mountain range.  With varied terrain and foliage.  About 15 miles from a small city (10-15K pop) and 60 miles from a major city (100K plus).

House: A bright airy one story 5 bedroom ranch approx 5,000 square feet. Big rooms, 8' ceilings, plenty of space, lots of closets and storage space.  A large 3 car garage.

Additional requirements:
1. A four position 100-200 yard rifle range and a four position 50 yard pistol range near, but not too near, the house.
2. A large barn sized outbuilding workshop with heat and power.  Two thirds dedicated to a well stocked shop facility with woodworking, metal working and welding equipment.  The other third dedicated to vehicle maintenance/restoration with a hydraulic lift, paint booth, etc.
3. A medium sized barn for a few horses.
4. Large tracts of public/BLM land adjoining my land for recreation/hunting with loads of elk, deer, and antelope.
5. A good sized creek/stream running through the property with a small lake stocked with rainbows and browns.

I could go on and on...but that would be too selfish.  That pretty much covers my dream home.  
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 8:13:37 AM EDT
My dream home would be somewhere with hardly and population and it would be self cleaning!

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Who cares about self cleaning?  That's what women are for.

My dream home is a 3000 sq foot garage with an out house...in Arizona.

Link Posted: 5/6/2003 8:32:45 AM EDT
Some refinements on the garage:
3 or 4 cars, 1 bay with pit or lift and plenty of tool space.
Also need one those rooms converted into a gunsafe.
Kitchen needs to have all stainless counters and appliances with sloping drained floor for super easy cleaning.
The rest of the house can be duct-taped cardboard boxes for all I care so long as I have a nice place for the cars, guns and cooking.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 9:25:27 AM EDT
Garage with a house attached, set on lovely property in the middle of Pismo beach, in a newly freed state of California. One of the new amendments to the state constitution would say "All must pay homage to BustinCaps, and leave him alone forever." All firearm/vehicle/tool/ammo companies would be required to give me a sample of each product they sell to ensure it is cool enough for my world. Just my humble vision.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 10:04:35 AM EDT
Everything else is of minor importance, if I can have my own indoor shooting range as a part of my home.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 10:08:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:55:40 AM EDT
Falling Water by FLW.  Just too cool...
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 12:05:49 PM EDT
Gotta be a castle on 500 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Looks something like Hogwarts from the Harry Potter Movies.  Need a 5 acre lake to feed the moat.

Also needs to be free and clear--no mortgage.

/Dreaming on...
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 12:15:26 PM EDT
Well since we are dreaming.

Mercedes CLK55,  
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A very good dream, indeed!

My wife loves hers, a 2002 model in Black Onyx with the dark blue Designo interior. I get to drive it when I am good which is not often!LOL
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 3:19:19 PM EDT
refinished Titan II missile base! Setup with workshops and armory areas below and a range up top. Never have to get new siding. Wonder what you could do with the missile pit?
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 9:05:54 PM EDT
This would do...


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