Checking out a real estate listing for a Pasadena home designed by noted architect Wallace Neff, I noticed this adorable little desk nook with built-in drawers. It's the perfect place to jot off a little note or pay some bills, but it doesn't take up much square footage. It's these sort of elements that distinguish a great home from an ordinary one — and a great architect from an ordinary one. A lot of apartments in San Francisco have a built-in key shelf, which is one feature I've always loved. One of my favorites in a former home of mine was a laundry shoot — whoosh, goodbye smelly socks! Meanwhile, my mother swears that having dual sinks in the bathroom is the key to a long marriage. How about you? What's your favorite feature of your home?
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