Growing up, my parents loved going to open houses. Whether these homes were in their price range or not, they found it fun to go and see what was up for sale in their neighborhood. My mom also loved watching HGTV to get ideas for how she wanted to decorate or remodel her current house. As for me, at the time, I thought they were out of their minds. What a waste of time to go look at a house when you aren't in the market to buy one.

Confession: I get it now.

It's fun to dream about how life would be in a house that's part of your 10-year plan (or 20-year, I'm not judging you). This house in Longview is just that for me. Everything I want in a house! Now I just need to convince my husband that we can go ahead and pull out $2.5 million from our money tree in the backyard.

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Seriously though, this home listed by Summers Cook & Co on Realtor.com is to die for. The home is listed as 8,967 sq. feet with 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. Of course it comes with the extras like a killer pool in the backyard, but that's just the beginning (or end I guess). Check out what this place looks like inside!