Sunday, December 05, 2010
What Can't I Live Without?
An interesting recent issue of the NYT Magazine examined the 21st century house. And a sensible eco-friendly version would weigh in at around 1700 feet.
"Horrible," many people exclaimed. "I need more space than that. I need 3.5 bathrooms, a hot-tub, a kitchen big enough for granite islands, two fridges, and a breakfast area. I want, I want, I want." We'd better learn to stop wanting so much soon!
What are the things in a house you can't live without? Of course, should you have six kids, your needs would be different. But what is one essential feature other than the prosaic? I chose a fireplace. Can't imagine not having one to light up the winter here. In California or Louisiana or Texas, maybe not.