Denise- yes, I cannot even imagine cleaning all that space. It would be ironic to spend all that money on a 10, square foot home and then not have the money to hire help cleaning it! Maybe it is a regional thing, but in the midwest, we park our CARS in our garages. They are quite essential. Besides the cars, we use them to store lawn mowers, snow blowers, gardening supplies, outdoor furniture, strollers, bikes, skis, tools, and on and on. Mice may live there.
The temperature is the same as outside minus the wind. But you love having one — for all the reasons I mentioned above. Hydrangea—my Long Island garage is chock full of all the same stuff too, including the occasional mouse family in the winter. And yes, lots of people turn their garages into storage space.
In Maine sensible people attach their garages to their houses so that one can get in and out of the car in inclement weather e. Attached garages also make terrific adjunct coolers in the winter, which comes in very handy for cooling a large pot of chicken stock or when we have a house full of visitors usually from NJ and need to organize refrigerated food a little differently.
Making a priority of providing a place for regular guests like your mother-in-law reflects your belief that there is a strong connection between happiness and being with those you love, and your new home either newly constructed or newly renovated will no doubt be designed to enhance togetherness while providing each person with a nook into which one can crawl for the inevitable times when one wants to be alone, something people living in a tiny apartment in NYC generally is challenged to find.
My husband and I live in a very large house. There is also an attached two-car garage and a two-story apple shed dating from when the property was an apple farm. We originally bought it because we love old houses and fell head over heels in love with this one. It has a mural throughout the upstairs and downstairs hallway, six fireplaces, and charm out the whazoo.
It also has three-zone heating radiators and each room has a door so we never have to heat any more of the place than absolutely necessary. We love being able to put everyone up under one roof including the sofabed in the library, two Aero beds, and two very comfortable sofas , and when they leave we just re-make the beds, turn off the radiators, and close the doors.
We live in constant awareness that many others have lived here before us, and whatever we do here is done with the hope that we are being good stewards and will be able to hand it off in good order to the next people fortunate to live here. And his commute would be shorter. And the taxes are crazy, as are housing prices. Your email address will not be published.
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It's complete with an in-ground pool, a tennis court, a home theatre and perfectly manicured grounds saying "lawn" just wouldn't suffice here. If you prefer Vaughan, but still want those 11, square feet, check out this mansion. It has high ceilings, lots of twinkly chandeliers, and one acre of land.
Hole up in this 6, square foot waterfront compound. Along with being right on the lake, it also features an outdoor pool, so you'll basically want to be outside all summer long here. Ditch your slippers because this house, with foot ceilings, has heated floors. It backs onto two acres of land, so there's plenty of room for activities here. This heritage-designated house dating back to embodies the Arts and Crafts architectural style. It's a sunny spot that includes 6, square feet of living space.
While this sprawling bungalow might not appear as opulent as the other houses on this list, it's still a pretty sweet property, considering it backs onto to Rouge River. Not only is this house 16, square feet, but it's also on nearly 25 acres of land and has its own "holiday camp ground," an indoor pool and a garage and entertainment annex. It'll be easy to throw a party at this Richmond Hill mansion thanks to its 13 parking spots and eight bedrooms - your guests will have plenty of places to crash.
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