If you grow up in the suburbs, a familiar experience is going over to a friend’s house for the first time and recognizing its layout as identical to that of another friend’s house you’ve already visited, if not your own house. While many suburban developments, like the iconic
This makes me think of the houses that get maintained for magazines like Architectural Digest, or for photoshoots. People live in it, but they also keep it in pristine condition or with immaculate interior decorations so that it can always be featured in new shoots. There's always fresh flowers in the vases, always fresh fruits on the kitchen island. I used to wonder how livable those settings truly are.