Small rooms, smaller closets, chamber pots and formal dining rooms. Welcome to another episode of Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast. On this week’s Thanksgiving episode we talk about houses and house styles!
The layout of a home often reflects the cultural values, attitudes or norms of the time period and what people want out of their houses has changed significantly in San Francisco over the years. The classic Victorian layout was all about lots of small rooms. Perhaps for heating purposes? Nowadays, everyone prefers the big open space that is the living/dining/kitchen area. Everyone knows when people get together the hub of action always seems to be in the kitchen! But do we prefer gas, electricity or induction in the said kitchen?
Matt and Britton talk about how the house layouts changed from the Victorian era, through the 1920s/30s, to now. They share their favorite layouts, which leads to an interesting side-bar – why does the term ‘open concept’ irritate Britton so much?
Finally, we reflect on how much we have to be thankful for this year. One of the things we are thankful for, of course, is all of you lovely people listening in! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!