I often admire the many beautiful houses in Old Town and wonder what it would be like to live in one of them. Having been inside more than one, I know that there are pluses and minuses. The rooms are sometimes very small and narrow, and it takes a lot of money to upgrade to modern conveniences.
Right now, if my heat pump goes out (and it’s living on borrowed time, since it’s more than 15 years old), that would immediately negate any new windows, new kitchen floor and new carpeting I might be considering. I can’t imagine having to replace a roof, redo the plumbing or have foundation problems in one of these grand old homes.