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No matter how much room you’ve got, we bet you think you think you could use more. (Are you there, giant walk-in closet? It’s me, the shoe hoarder.) We conducted a highly scientific poll among our team of editors to find out how much living space would actually be the dream. The result: 3,000 square feet. Here’s what that looks like in all 50 states…and what it’ll cost you.

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Alabama ($485,000)

This stunning three-bedroom in rural Vestavia has gads of windows, multiple decks and a second kitchen (for those times when you and the hubby both need to be baking banana muffins).

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Alaska ($595,000)

A four-bedroom log cabin on three acres with an outdoor hot tub? Sign us up.

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Arizona ($549,000)

Scottsdale: where the weather is hot, the spas are plentiful and this 4-bedroom number comes with vaulted ceilings, double-sink vanities and a big ol’ pool for entertaining.

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Arkansas ($285,000)

Can’t beat the price on this one: $96 per square foot for a four-bedroom in Springdale. (And you’re a mere 15 minutes from Razorback stadium.)

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California ($3,495,000)

Hey, a girl can dream about this San Francisco oasis with views of both a private waterfall and, um, the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Colorado ($1,349,000)

This Boulder Victorian has original woodwork, a baller kitchen with farmhouse sink and, of course, stunning mountain views from the laze-the-days-away front porch.

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Connecticut ($925,000)

You can get all Stepford Wives in this classic colonial set tastefully on two acres. (Or you can commute to your job in Manhattan in about an hour.)

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Delaware ($935,000)

Looking for a place to dock your boat? How about a waterfront Rehoboth Beach four-bedroom with a gazillion decks and a brand-new gourmet kitchen?

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Florida ($3,350,000)

If you’ve got dreams of opening a little Key West B&B, why not buy this quirky 12-bedroom that’s been in operation as a guesthouse since the ’70s?

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Georgia ($419,000)

My oh my, that Southern charm. We’re pretty smitten with a 1941 farmhouse that’s been lovingly restored with a reclaimed-wood fireplace, clawfoot tub and open-concept floor plan.

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Hawaii ($1,838,000)

We need this kitchen. And this backyard.

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Idaho ($339,500)

OK, secluded northern Idaho might not sound all that appealing—until you realize it’s the ideal spot for romantic weekends, replete with a hot tub, wraparound deck and two working fireplaces.

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Illinois ($1,095,000)

We’re way in love with this Chicago greystone that was built in the 1880s and restored with an open-concept plan. Live with your fam in the upper three-bedroom apartment and rent out the lower level to help with the mortgage.

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Indiana ($159,500)

Sure, this small-town Italian Revival could use some updating. But at $160,000, aren’t you kind of OK with that?

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Iowa ($370,000)

Iowa City is pretty happening these days, and this cute four-bedroom split-level is a nice getaway from the busy college-town action.

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Kansas ($375,000)

Love golf? How about award-winning schools, a finished rec room and a walk-in closest in every bedroom? Then you should definitely check out this stunner in a gated community on the outskirts of Kansas City.

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Kentucky ($489,000)

Come Derby time you’ll be the toast of the town in this historic Louisville four-bedroom. There are tons of great original details. (Pocket doors! Decorative fireplaces!) But we’re most smitten with the charming stained glass on the bright red front door.

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Louisiana ($1,499,000)

If you need us, we’ll be in this NOLA townhouse, relishing the exposed brick, winding staircases and opulent chandeliers. (P.S.: This place is definitely haunted, right?)

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Maine ($675,000)

A turn-of-the-century Queen Anne in idyllic Cape Elizabeth: Why would you ever leave? (Fine, for fresh-caught lobster, maybe.)

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Maryland ($899,000)

This Bethesda five-bedroom has it all: a new kitchen with quartz countertops and double oven, fancy-pants gas fireplace, high-end vanities…plus access to one of the top school districts in the state.

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Massachusetts ($899,000)

Worried about the long, cold Massachusetts winters? Fear not! This Newton colonial comes with a pellet-burning stove and wood-paneled sauna.

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Michigan ($569,900)

This ten-year-old Ann Arbor home sure puts the “great” in great room. (Plus, haven’t you always wanted to live somewhere with a turret?)

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Minnesota ($214,900)

All log errthang in this Bemidji cabin.

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Mississippi ($259,000)

We recently named Natchez one of the cutest small towns in the south. And this way affordable 1960s split-level (with pool) is reason enough to pack up the fam and move there.

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Missouri ($749,000)

We want this open-concept Kansas City contemporary. And that Eames chair.

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Montana ($329,000)

This two-bedroom home once belonged to cowboy artist Loren Entz, and it’s got a homey quirkiness that befits a bohemian Great Plains lifestyle. (Tiny leaded glass window, anyone?) 

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Nebraska ($750,000)

This majestic ranch—on 17 acres!—is located on the edge of Omaha and has been totally remodeled for the modern homeowner. We’re talking heated floors, soft-close drawers and super-cool concrete countertops.

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Nevada ($499,000)

What happens in Vegas stays in…your private, stucco garden fountain.

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New Hampshire ($449,900)

Hello, gorgeous New England Victorian. (Can we please keep the Oriental rugs?)

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New Jersey ($2,150,000)

Speaking of Victorians…it’s always been our dream to own a turn-of-the-century one in a classic Jersey Shore town. And for a mere $2 million that dream could become a reality!

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New Mexico ($525,000)

This courtyard hacienda comes with $60,000 worth of solar panels, a solar pool and enough quirky southwest details to keep your turquoise-loving heart happy.

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New York ($5,950,000)

Square footage doesn’t come cheap in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. But what’s a $5 million price tag when you’ve got a luxury three-bedroom condo with double exposures, ample storage and an on-site gym and playroom?

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North Carolina ($699,000)

Who knew you could find such a peaceful, rural-seeming getaway right in the middle of cosmopolitan Charlotte?

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North Dakota ($62,000)

Sure, this remote hunting lodge 45 minutes north of Fargo could use some TLC, but at $62,000 can you really complain?

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Ohio ($429,900)

Gah, we’re in love with this Columbus Queen Anne Victorian that comes with a Jacuzzi, stainless-steal appliances, two-car garage and, of course, an original carriage house in the backyard.

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Oklahoma ($154,500)

How cute is this 3,000-square-foot bungalow in the tiny town of Ada? We’re especially into the outdoor pizza oven.

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Oregon ($699,000)

Ugh, could Portland be any cooler?

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Pennsylvania ($549,900)

This sweeping Yardley home has all the good things of suburban living: big yard, multiple walk-in closets and a partially finished basement for the little ones to run around in.

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Rhode Island ($725,000)

In our next life, we’d like to come back as the person who owns this four-acre farm with two-stall barn in South Kingstown.

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South Carolina ($373,000)

Haven’t you always wanted to cross a bridge to get to your contemporary four-bedroom complete with a surround-sound home theater and game room?

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South Dakota ($479,900)

If this were our Sioux Falls deck, we’d never not be grilling.

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Tennessee ($349,900)

Well, consider us charmed by this Chattanooga four-bedroom that was built in 2006 but has a serious 1930s vibe going on.

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Texas ($1,234,500)

Jeez, even 3,000 square feet looks bigger in Texas. This Houston contemporary has a clean, classic edge.

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Utah ($715,000)

Calling all ski bums. This Park City getaway could be yours for a mere $700K. The kids will enjoy the steep hill for sledding...while you chill out in the on-site hot tub.

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VERMONT ($295,000)

If you had this porch, would you ever leave home?

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Virginia ($349,950)

Should you need us, we’ll be in the airy sunroom of this classic Richmond colonial.

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Washington ($725,000)

And…we’re obsessed with this midcentury Seattle four-bedroom with sweeping views of the mountains and lake. Bonus points for double fireplaces.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. ($1,825,000)

This penthouse apartment in Dupont Circle has a 600-square-foot terrace…perfect for plotting your next political move.

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West Virginia ($169,900)

This place comes with the rocking chairs and American flag, right?

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Wisconsin ($420,750)

Cute ranch + Carrera marble + outdoor fire pit = dream home. Oh, and it’s also right near everything you could need in bustling Madison.

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Wyoming ($305,000)

Sure, the house is 3,000 square feet, but it’s the 40-acre horse farm that got our attention. Buy this ranch in Cheyenne and you’ll be living out your equestrian fantasies in no time.

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