This is a more expensive house now.
This a more expensive house in 1918. Notice it has something lacking today--good taste.
(And all those special purpose rooms. People had different expectations then.)
An upper middle range house today.
And an upper middle range in 1920. Again, notice it is tasteful not glamorous and false.
I agree this is very special-interest, and also opinionated. (But it's my opinion and my special interest!)
But if you share at least a mild dislike of McMansions let me know something about it.
Recommendations for number of bathrooms in a middle-class home (no maid or nurse):
2 beds/1 bath -- 3 beds/1 or 1.5 baths -- 4 beds/1.5 or 2 baths -- 5 beds/2 baths
I know this title would work great with a funny story. I'll try for a humorous look at part 2!
Typed on my Royal Aristocrat