Poor me:P I have a thumbnail of a yard. I never really desired to live in the country but now that I'm getting older I find myself longing for a large piece of land. In my dream yard I have enough room for a pool for the kids, a dining set for eating al fresco, an outdoor L-shaped sofa to relax on, a playset for the kids, a jacuzzi for soothing my tired body and a place for outdoor movies in the middle of an an apple orchard. Check out the Ardent's Sparrow compilation of outdoor movie parties.
There's a house I'm in love with for sale a couple miles from us here. It's far enough out that it has a few acres of land but close enough that it wouldn't take that long to go anywhere. Plus, if you look, it's very 70s modern. It was on the foreclosure Homepath list a few years ago for only $280,000. Someone must have bought it in hopes of turning it for a profit because it's now on the Remax list for $100,000 more:( There's only a couple things I'd change if it were mine but I just hope whoever buys it doesn't poorly update it to clash with the style.