Our neighborhood is a mixture of old and new homes. So many of the older (smaller) homes have been demolished to make way for newer, larger ones. I know there are a lot of people on both sides of the fence on this subject. What I have noticed is that architecture has changed over the years.
Most of the older homes were built with front porches.
It was a place for socializing. Neighbors walking by would stop and chat awhile,
and in Texas, before air conditioning, a place to hopefully catch a breeze after dinner.I grew up loving the front porch. It was the place we played jacks or monopoly or better yet, home base for a game of hide and seek. Tell me, did you have a front porch where you grew up? Do you have one now? I don't, and I miss having one.
* Home number one is vacant and for sale. It has been on the market quite awhile. I fear if it doesn't sell, developers will purchase it, and it will meet the wrecking ball...due to it's prime location. Stay tuned.