John Polk wrote:I believe that 'houses' have transitioned from homes into commodities as the lifestyles have changed.
Centuries ago (& even decades ago), people were more permanent in a location. Nobody would say "I'm Greek." It was "I'm an Athenean (or Spartan)" "I'm not Italian, I'm a Roman (Venetian, Genovese, Sicilian)."
Now, when your kids graduate from school, if their first good job offer is across the country, they're gone. They might visit for the holidays, but their new home is far from where parents/grandparents call home.