......finding a new home for lutefisk lovers.

(ok we don't love it. or even like it. but we're supposed to.)

21 July 2010

The Wishlist

Now that our stuff is in this house, it smells more like a home. Like we brought the smell with us from Minneapolis. The wallpaper and offensive paint colors don't bother me so much. And I'm thinking back to a day back in the fall of 2009 when we first started looking for this house. All 3 Nilnoo's sat around the dining room table and made a list of what we would like in a new house so our realtor could start the search. I've copied the list here so you can see where our priorities lay at the time.......and maybe compare it to where we landed. I think we did pretty well. But Liam's still waiting for that motorboat.

THE NILNOO PIE-IN-THE-SKY WISH LIST FOR THEIR NEW HOUSE
(in a perfect world)

THE HOUSE
Would prefer an older house with character but we don't have the time/energy/cash for much more than cosmetic changes. That being said, a new house with good design and modern finishes might sway us. Basically, the aesthetic of the home is supremely important to us; I don't want to spend gobs of money on a house that makes no statement.

  • 3+ bedrooms
  • 2 car garage
  • 2000+ square feet
  • 2+ bathrooms
  • updated kitchen
  • dedicated space for guests (would even consider duplex or in-law apt.)
  • dedicated space for office/work
  • separate family/media room
  • bsmt or garage space for multiple (!!!) bikes, lawn mower, etc.
  • outdoor living area (front porch, sun room, screen porch or deck)

THE AREA
  • lots of kids to play with
  • access to outdoor spaces for walking, running, biking (trails, waterfront, etc)
  • walkable neighborhood
  • walkable (or very short drive) to shops, restaurants, library, etc.

LIAM'S SPECIAL REQUESTS
  • an elevator.
  • a motorboat.
  • big hill in backyard for sledding.
  • extra room in the garage for Dad to workout.
  • extra big tv.
  • nice and peaceful.
  • nice boys all around.
  • nice shade in the summer for Mom to walk.
  • and in the fall, yellow leaves on trees that are still there OR yellow leaves on ground to give to mom.
  • nice living room that looks like it's from the future like weird looking awesome chairs.
  • nice view of the ocean for Mom.

*Regarding my request for an in-law apt., Liam asked if an in-law was the sheriff.
Because the outlaw is the robber.

1 comment:

Colleen said...

Does that mean Liam got the elevator?