My wife and I are on the hunt for a beach house.
- We really want to have a family vacation home that we can return to year after year with our kids so that we can have fun and make memories together.
We know that it would need to be a place that all of us really love and we know that we want it to be a place where the weather is usually nice and warm. That’s how it is at the beach where we are looking to buy. The temperature there is usually a good fifteen or twenty degrees hotter than it is here at home in the mountains. However, we want to be able to spend the holidays at the vacation home, too, and that means we need a fireplace in the house. For us, you just about have to have a fireplace during the winter in order to make things feel right for the holidays. I love having a wood burning fireplace during the winter, but you wouldn’t believe how hard it is to find a beach house on the coast with a wood burning fireplace. I guess most people, builders included, just don’t think that houses near the beach need a wood burning fireplace most of the time. I personally just refuse to buy a house without a fireplace in it, especially for our family. We have to have a place to hang our stockings in the winter and to sit around the fire on those cold winter nights. I am hoping that we can find something soon!
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