Let's pretend for a moment that we all live in the same world as those couples on HGTV's House Hunters. The ones where the husband is a part-time web designer and the wife is a stay at home mom and somehow they have a budget for their new home around a million dollars. That's your life now! You can take on any job, from any place in the country, and you have a cool million to find yourself the home of your dreams. Where would you live?
I spent an afternoon scouring real estate listings across the United States in the one-million-dollar range, and found a lineup of seven stellar places to call home. First, we'll run them down, then I want you to use the tool below to vote up your favorites.
The Manhattan Loft
1 bedroom/1 bathroom, 905 square feet
A pre-war East Village loft with 12-foot ceilings. What it lacks in space it makes up for in charm and location. See more on Zillow.
The West Hollywood Townhome
2 bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms, 1,400 square feet
A townhouse in Los Angeles with views of the Hollywood Hills. Renovated from top to bottom with a brand new chef's kitchen. See more on Redfin.
The Virginia Beach House
4 bedrooms/4.5 bathrooms, 2,750 square feet
An updated, energy-efficient home steps from the shore in Virginia Beach. It's been outfitted with top-of-the-line appliances and reclaimed barn wood details. See more on Trulia.
A Top Floor Flat in San Francisco
2 bedrooms/1.5 bathrooms, 1,600 square feet
This top-floor flat in a 1920's building is packed with amenities, by San Francisco standards, including one parking spot, a shared garden and access to shared laundry. See more on Trulia.
A Cabin in Boulder, Colorado
4 bedrooms/4 bathrooms, 4,278 square feet
If a cabin in the mountains screams home to you, here's one set on 39 acres in Colorado. Check out the soaring ceilings, custom woodwork, and amazing views in every room. See more on Trulia.
A Historic Home in Providence, Rhode Island
7 bedrooms/4 bathrooms, 6,004 square feet
If you're looking for a combination of space and character, this home might be just the place. There's massive common rooms, plenty of bedrooms and (updated) bathrooms, plus an au pair apartment (with a kitchen!) on the third floor. See more on Zillow.
Private Acres on Orcas Island, Washington
2 bedrooms/3 bathrooms, 2,357 square feet
Consider this a starter home. This humble waterfront home boasts amazing views and an open floor plan, but the star of the listing is the 20+ acres that come with it, just waiting to be turned into farmland or a vineyard. See more on Trulia.
Now it's your turn to vote!
Help Apartment Therapy rank which one million dollar buy is the best find. Click on the arrows next to each listing to vote your favorites up the list.