What's Your Dream Home?

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Being of modest income and a renter with high(er) falutin' tastes means I'm often daydreaming about what sort of abode I'd call "home sweet home" if I happened to pick those correct 5+1 lotto numbers or AT became a media giant on par with Martha or Oprah.

The home my girlfriend and I covet is just nine houses up the street...a beautiful Hollywood golden age, Mediterranean-style home that once belonged to actor Tyrone Power and priced within arm's reach just a decade ago, but now is being offered for $1.3 million. Considering the tiny Catalina home up above is out of our price range, I'm still relegated to dreaming, full steam ahead...

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If money truly wasn't an issue, both Emily and I agree we'd love to purchase the Neutra VDL Reseach Site home nearby the Silver Lake Reservoir (if you're interested, a few of us from ATLA will be attending one of the tours to support the preservation of the LA landmark on June 21st, so we hope to see a few of you there). It's one of those homes that is modest in size, but gigantic in impression, filled with ahead of its time design details that still impress today. That it has a separate work/live area, a view of the reservoir and a small shaded courtyard makes the VDL house a modernist's dream. For now, we'll just keep jogging by and visiting occasionally via the weekly house tours.

How about you out there? Do you have specific homes or locales you dream of one day calling your very own? Or are you already living in it? Share with us which architectural wonders you'd like to call home.

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