I know that this forum is mainly concerned with the preservation and renovation of old homes.
However, I would also like to know how you all feel about functionally obsolete homes.
For example, our old house, that we still own (and always will -it's in the family), I would consider it functionally obsolete. It has 6'10" ceilings in the bedrooms, 7'8" ceilings elsewhere. It's been added on several times. It still "works" and is a solid home, but needs a lot of work to make it "perfect". If I had no heart, I'd tear it down, but I can't bring myself to do it - it would just be too sad. It's such a well built house that I would probably cry to tear it down.
What do you all think? Is there away to remediate functional obsolescence? Or are some homes just obsolete and there's nothing you can do about it?
I'm curious to hear what you all think about the issue in general.