Location and price are probably the number one and number two big considerations for most folks where house hunting is concerned. This thread, however, is devoted to that third category: house/yard layout considerations - Planit said recently in the ‘porch culture’ thread that his next house was required to have a front porch and that’s the sort of thing we’re talking about. A friend of mine landed his dream job and he and his wife limited their housing search to that half-timber Tudor revival style! (they actually found a pretty cool house too)
When Mrs. Maister and I were looking for a house her criteria included 1) the house HAD to have a dining room (most newer homes around here don’t) and; 2) HAD to have a prominent fireplace. My one layout criteria was the yard HAD to have a good location for a vegetable garden.
What about you? Anyone have any different sort of criteria when they’ve been house hunting? Need five bedrooms? Has to be a walk-out? Must have a 660 square-foot pole barn out back for auto shop?