That's MY House
The House You Want
Is there a house you always wanted? Not just ANY house but a specific house you know of?
For me, my grandmother's house is the one I always wanted to live in. She rented it, not owned it, so when she died, it was rented or sold by the landlord. That was many years ago and I have no idea who lives there now. I know the house still exists because I can see it on Google street view.
Why That House?
I am not sure why that house sticks in my memory more than any other. Maybe because it is the first one I remember. My parents lived a few miles away from her when I was a baby; still within walking distance, as my father pushed me in my pram to my grandmother's house every day while my mother was in the nursing home having my next youngest sister, but I have no memories of THAT house. But we went every summer to stay with my grandmother after my parents moved a few hundred miles away. That house is associated with summer, no school, pocket money, trips to nearby attractions and my grandmother's cooking, which was fabulous.
The house also had a view of a castle, a hill and fields, with an occasional horse for interest. My father couldn't take much time away from business and my grandmother did not have TV, so we roamed the fields, slid down hills on cardboard and went for long walks. Idyllic
The house also had a large inside bathroom, 3 large bedrooms and a pantry under the stairs, with stone shelves for keeping things cool. It was cold in there, even in summer. She had no fridge and meat was kept in a meat safe, a wire cage with tiny holes for keeping flies out, although most produce was bought fresh daily.
I Still Dream Of It
I would still love to live in that house though it probably wouldn't be anywhere near looking like my memories of it, these days. And I know the fields behind the house, where they used to make hay have now been covered over with houses.
Do You Have a Dream House?
Is it real or one that you would love to design?
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