Okay, so the first dream house went under contract before we could get to it, so we've found dream house #2 and they accepted our offer today (7-22-11)!!! :)
Here's the blurb from the listing: "This 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home is stunning! You will enter the elegant, open foyer with travertine floor. Gleaming hardwoods in the family room, dining room, and master bedroom add to the elegance of the house. The large formal dining room leads to the open kitchen with granit counter tops, stainless appliances, double ovens, and tile floor. The keeping room has a beautiful wood fireplace and hidden tv cabinet. The spacious family room views the private back yard. The master bedroom is large with gorgeous bathroom with jetted tub, separate shower, separate vanities, and walk-in closet. You will love all the natural light in this house! There is also tons of storage and closet space. The basement is plummed and studded for easy room additions. This house has it all AND it is zoned for Hoover schools!"
Here's my addition: the master closet is HUGE, the laundry room is HUGE, the pantry is HUGE (over half the homes have NO walk-in pantry), the basement (though unfinished) is HUGE, the backyard views the top of a tree covered hill, there is an office/library to the left when you walk in, it's on a cul-de-sac, the tub is HUGE - like 7 ft long, there is "chunky" crown molding throughout the main level, and it is completely move-in ready (unless the inspection comes back as saying something different). :o)
keeping room off kitchen
formal dining room
eat in kitchen
super long tub