A recent survey from Northshore Fireplace has the following as the most important features for a dream home:
A view with peace and quiet
Land and privacy
Living room/family room as the center of the home
There were some gender and generational differences for the ideal location of a perfect home.
Males tended to say their dream home would be on the beach
Females said their perfect home would be in the country.
Generational Location Preferences:
Baby boomers preferred the beach
Generation X members the country
Millennials the suburbs
Generational Style Preferences:
Baby boomers said they preferred ranches and a traditionally styled home
Millennials and Gen Xers preferred modern styles.
Source: “Discover America’s Dream Home,” Northshore Fireplace (July 2018)