My point was that people talk about these old homes as though they were built with a kind of love, artistry and craftsmanship remarkably different from what you'd find today. I don't see much evidence to back this up. It seems like the same misty eyed nostalgia that would have one believe a new K1300 was somehow inferior to a /7 as though the latter was made with hugs and genius. While I can understand preferring the look and feel of the older product, let's not delude ourselves into believing they didn't come with their own share of issues, mistakes, and corners cut to save a dime.
Open Studios is this weekend. Who wants to bet I get asked more questions about the house than the paintings?