My dream home is quite small, 2 bedrooms at most. But it's beautiful, and in a stunning natural setting, something involving lovely old-growth trees, meadows full of wildflowers, and a view of the ocean. It's also near a major city.
Somewhere in Marin County might fit my requirements, where real estate prices are definitely in the realm of fantasy.
I had the water tower dream myself OP when I was growing up.
I'd like a sprawling one story home with a really big courtyard in the middle.
A-Frame on a river with high speed internet
Craftsman on a lake with original woodwork
1900-1930 faux tudor with rounded doors and lake views
Saltbox on a beach with low ceilings and gas heat
Airstream with a pet seal who helps me solve crime