1. I like that I can see the driveway or the road in front of the house from the second floor. Albeit, it's from the hallway and stairway in this house (not even one bedroom), but it's something & it's better than the last house where you couldn't see the front at all.
2. I like that if you are in the kitchen or family room or powder room or laundry room, and someone comes to the front door, they can't see you. I think that if you're in one of these rooms and try to sneak up the stairs, you won't be seen either. Call me paranoid, but I don't like houses that are too open to the front door. In our last house, you could be seen more easily and definitely would be seen if you traversed from room to room. When I want to ignore the Jehovah's, it will be easier in this house. It's hard to ignore them when they wave to you from the front door.
3. I like the intercom. It has a CD option, but there's no slot for a CD. I hope to figure out how to pipe Tupac throughout the whole house!
4. I like the concept of the basement being a separate space for guests. I'm not too thrilled with the actual basement right now because I get a weird vibe from it. I don't think anyone died down there or anything, but my spidey sense is heightened by it.
5. I like the view. You can see Puget Sound, Vashon Island, ferries going by, the house also borders a state park so there's lots of trees. And you can see 2 skyscrapers in Seattle & the Space Needle (I think).
6. I like the living room and dining room. Great views, big windows, spacious but homey at the same time.
7. The builder did an awesome job of picking a floor plan to build here. Almost all of the rooms (sans the den, powder room & laundry room) face the spectacular view.
8. I like all of the storage. A 3 car garage, attic storage, the Y2K closet in the basement...plenty of space to put stuff.
9. I like that the furnace is right next to the master bedroom. It gets toasty in here quickly!
10. I like the spiral staircase. I can't wait for Julia to make her grand entrance for all her important milestones.