At the moment I do not own a house. I rent a nice 2 story apartment in Southern California and enjoy it. The only thing is that its not what I want for my life. I don’t want to die before having the kind of place I dream and strive for.
At times my friends and I will talk about where the ideal place to live would be, or what your ideal house would look like. Almost all of them want the conventional house, track home, townhouse or property by the beach. I have no problem with any of them, but those styles just don’t interest me.
I have grown up in apartments all my life and have grown used to them. When I was younger, blasting music, and having parties, I hated having neighbors right next to me, but now I don’t mind.
The ideal perfect situation would be that I live in a loft. For over 10 years I’ve thought about lofts. I want EMPTY SPACE. I don’t need dividers for kitchen, dining room, or living room. I just want open space. I want to walk in and not feel cluttered. My immediate family consists of my wife, my daughter, and me. That’s all. I don’t need all that privacy and walls that dictate what room is what.
Like I mentioned earlier, I grew up in apartment communities all my life. The idea of a house and driveway is always a pleasant thought but to me it seems to conventional. My wife also grew up in apartments, and to not have a garden to take care of or driveways to rinse down is totally fine with the both of us.
I know that it might seem a bit selfish since my daughter won’t be able to run and play in a yard, but she’ll be able to run around the house. It will be open with very very minimal furniture. All I would want is a couch, small dinner table, work station, and storage units to hold all our junk.
Ideally it would have 2 bedrooms. One for my wife and I, and then my daughter. I usually work in the living room anyways and love the thought of being able to always see my family from all angles of the house.
So if I ever make the money or win the lotto, this would be one of my first purchases.