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02 June 2010

A million dollar home...


"When I grow up I'm going go to earn a million dollars and I'm going to live in a mansion with horses and a bowling alley and a swimming pool!"-Sophia Charming, Age 8

One million dollars sure doesn't buy what it used to, at least not in any major metropolitan area that I am aware of. Hubby and I have been on the hunt for our first stand alone house (we just closed our condo...yipeee!) and the prices in DC make me a little bit swoony. I honestly don't know how real estate was priced 20 years ago, but in my childhood fantasies a millionaire lived in a mansion and the average American family lived in a four bedroom two-bathroom colonial. (now I know this isn't always true). As a child I believed that if you had a job with a desk you had a house with a yard, but as an adult I've had to come to terms with the fact that my dual-income highly educated household may have to set up shop in a two-bedroom condo in a slightly inconvenient location (and feel grateful for it!). But, I'm still holding on to the dream of having a a master bathroom, a craft room, a guest room and a garden out back with tomatoes ripening in the sun. Wish me luck!

Image from Elle Decor

4 comments:

WendyB said...

She's like Dr. Evil! Tell her she has to aim higher.

flutterbyblue said...

Well, you could always move to Iowa - then your dream would be a reality (so long as you don't mind miles upon miles of corn...)

Beauty Is Diverse said...

That's a lot of pink.

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