Tudor or Not Tudor
I did lots of calculations, trying to figure how much we'd have to save and how much we'd have to make per year before we could afford one of those. The calculations always came up to the equivalent of "We can afford it after we are dead." Somehow, that didn't strike us as an ideal option.
But I can still admire them (and envy the salaries of the folks who live in them):
And around the University of Alabama, there are several of these type apartment buildings:
I wish I'd thought to live in one of them. But after two years in the 1920s-era dorm with the leaky walls and cloggy showers and no sinks in the bathroom, I was ready to live in a 20th-century construction for a while.
Thank goodness I'm over that phase.