(This house isn't mine; it's one of Seven Answers).
The house which was most important to me as a child is the house I still live in. It is ramshackle and not well built, but it is my one and only real home. I am the fourth generation of my family to live here. The bungalow was featured in the Ideal Home exhibition of 1927. However, recently a surveyor suggested that the best thing to do with it was to knock it down!
I didn't knock it down but instead replaced the roof, windows and doors and covered the attic with insulation. Soon I will paint the walls inside and out and give it anything else it needs.
On a warm summer's evening I walk through the wildflower lawn in my garden towards my house and think of the beginning of the film Howard's End. Of course I should mention the book first, but it is the image of the actress which I recall, walking around her house, her long dress sweeping the grass. Both the character and actress's names escape me and don't seem very relevant since I become the character when I was the sequence. Her feelings for Howard's End are my feelings for my house.