I have to admit when I walk my dog thru the trails in town we pass some amazing houses and I feel some envy. For the most part I have no desire to have a house that is so large there would be rooms I would probably not enter most of the time. I have my idea of a perfect home for me though. One level, no stairs. Big ranch. What amazes me is when I see a million dollar or more home on a lot that is so small the houses are very very close to each other. It looks strange as heck to me. I can't imagine being wealthy enough to build a huge house and doing it in a neighborhood where the house next door is cramping me. One neighborhood I go by looks really weird the houses are so big and there's maybe 25 feet between houses. Why would someone do this ? I'll take a smaller home on a large property any day over a large home on a small lot.