One of my goals is to live near the ocean where palm trees grow and it's warm and sunny all the time. The south of France, or anywhere on the Mediterranean Sea, would meet these requirements. So would Florida and Southern California, as well as the Bahamas, Bermuda, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. I need to make up my mind.
I love New England, where I was born, and could spend summers there at any beach from Maine to Massachusetts eating fried clams, french fries, lobster, and linguisa. Then back to palm trees in the winter, and more sea food.
Meanwhile, I live in central Ohio, where it has been snowing since December and is relentlessly cold. Ohio is a great place to live; the people are nice, and my family is here. The only problem is the weather. With that in mind, I've decided to keep a small house or condo here for family visits in any season but winter.
Living this scenario would mean having two or three houses. Sounds good to me. The beach houses would be big for parties and have plenty of room for guests. I am looking forward to creating beautiful and comfortable spaces for people to enjoy.