Retirement Home Wish List

Retirement Home Wish List
Must Haves Wants Bonus Points
Total Seclusion No Neighbors No one in sight or sound
Acreage 40 acres plus Over 80 acres
Woods established Fruit/nut trees, oaks, hickory 10 acres or more, windbreak
Pasture Fenced/cross fenced with Hay 10 acres or so
Pond fishable/swimmable with dock Over 3/4 acre in size, stocked
3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath not on a slab foundation More is OK/bath on each floor/wing
Master isolated ground floor master wing
Master en-suite double sinks
bath/shower master Jacuzzi tub for 2 separate shower/tub
Walk in closets his/hers walk ins dressing/sitting area in MBR
Library/office space built in book shelves wired for computers/DSL available
fireplace corn/pellet stove one in basement, one or more upstairs
Laundry room close to bedrooms folding/sorting table
2500 Sq Ft 3000 sq ft More is OK
Basement walk out basement Full/half finished or more
Wood and ceramic tile Tile/slate in all rooms with water Nice wood floors of various species
Large Country Kitchen Double Oven Bigger is better
Large Pantry Walk in Pantry
Separate formal dining room Butler’s pantry French doors
Central Heat/Air Full Electric/Humidifier Geothermal/Generator back up
Brick/stone Maintenance free Exterior No Vinyl siding
Well Insulated Max insulated/double walls Cast concrete walls
Good Water Deep Well City water
Good area drainage/no flood zone or levees nearby On hill top of hill
Porch Full surround porch Decks with views/enclosed/screened on corners
Hip Roof modified hip OK Full hip metal
garden spot rabbit proof fenced garden 2000 sq ft small greenhouse and/or herb garden
2 car attached garage 2+ car opposite MB 30X60 workshop or bigger w/ 14′ sidewalls and concrete floor
Within 20 miles of medical/grocery Good medical/Grocery/Hardware
10 minute fire/EMT response fire hydrant close fire hydrant on property/back up out of pond
wood/tile floors natural or interlocking, tile in wet rooms All natural with tile in wet rooms
mud room with shower/toilet deep sink also at back entrance tiled with drains in floor
Well landscaped/street appeal low maintenance/easy to mow
tons of storage/closets attic/basement storage easy access
Low e windows lots of windows/well lit/southern exposure passive solar
Formal dining room
Breakfast nook in kitchen
Formal Living room/parlor
Walk in coat closet shoe/boot storage
Barn w/ stalls & hay mow Small Hog lot
fenced Chicken coop
automatic stock water well/creek/pond
Well graveled drive, circular Paved driveway, good parking
Running creek
Basement Tornado shelter/bunker
house wired for computers/cable/sat TV amplified router station with wired outlets
Local TV channels via roof antenna
Clean power in house with surge protection digital power station
220 in workshop w/ 3 outlets for air comp/welder/car lift
tractor shed if workshop not big enough storage for bulk pellets/lumber/tractor/implements
aerobic or anaerobic septic well maintained city sewer better
grey water/rain water collection cystern with pump for garden/lawn
sprinkler system for garden/yard fire breaks and roof sprinkler system
No high voltage power lines
At least 5 miles from any interstate or major highway
not on airport approach or take off pattern
 full unrestricted Mineral/Timber/water rights
300 yard safe firing range

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