We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Boy, they picked the perfect home for the cover. There's no porch over the front door so the elements will ruin the door in short order, and guests will have to stand out in the rain while waiting for someone to let them in. The windows have non-functioning shutters which serve no purpose but will require sanding and painting every few years- a maintenance nightmare. The double hung windows are leaky of both rain and air and, once again, the rain will beat on them and probably leak water into the structure. There's no easy way to clean the outside of double hung windows. Also, the windows have no overhangs so the sun will beat right in and overheat the house. Yup, that's traditional American architecture right there - a house designed as if nobody was going to live in it and nobody had to maintain it.
Right on cod. I had my house built 40 years ago to be as low maintenance as possible, and it has been. Sacrificed some charm, but I planned to keep it forever, so resale charm wasn't a big concern. My heirs can worry about unloading it.