Our dream house is an all-brick executive ranch, located on at least 3 acres of lake property. Definitely a quiet, private lake with a no-wake rule.
The house would be about 3000 sq feet, with a Northwoods motif in the great room, with a large stone hearth. Our library would be mahogany walls and cherry furniture, with a small fireplace and a sitting chair for reading. The walls would be filled with all of our books. ( I collect classic works). Near the window, my binoculars, telescope and bird book would be handy.
I would have at least 1 acre of workable yard, with a garden for vegetables and a several gardens of flowers. I would have numerous birdfeeders throughout the yard. A beautiful slate-rock patio with an outdoor fireplace and bar would be needed.
I think that is about it for now.