A house means a family house, a place specially meant for putting children and men in so as to restrict their waywardness and distract them from the longing for adventure and escape they’ve had since time began.
A house in the country is not the same as a country house.
The house with no child in it is a house with nothing in it.
Jerome K. Jerome
I want a house that has got over all its troubles; I don’t want to spend the rest of my life bringing up a young and inexperienced house.
What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous without a woman’s excellence?