You just have to build a box strong enough to support the machine and then drag it up on a ramp. Aesthetically, maybe not so pretty. But functionally, it would be great.
A daylight basement is a real plus. The bigger the more work and more expensive upkeep gets.
Not to mention taxes, low taxes are a big plus. I could easily choose one town over another based solely on taxes with almost identical houses.
I would like a reasonably open floor plan. Being able to get around without bumping into things is a must. I could be bumping into those same things for 50 years and that would not be acceptable.
No permanent barrier in the kitchen when I go from one side to another. You might refer to it as a bad island.
Energy efficient including a relatively new furnace and a/c. R-22 units cost to much to refill. If it costs to much to heat or cool it is out of the running. Cheap to buy. Nothing fancy, just a basic house with all kind of out-dates. Updates cost to much money for nothing. Not to mention, I do not like stainless and granite.
One last thin, almost no houses have it. Washer, dryer, and dishwasher all above ground level. Do not make me bend over to put things in and out.
Anyone building smaller like $200K?