The other day I was reminded of something I thought was so cool
as a kid that I first saw at a friend's house: an ice dispenser in their fridge door. Wow, I thought, these folks have made it
. Another friend had swinging saloon doors in the laundry room that we loved to kick open and work into our imaginary play. Finally, the envy of every kid I knew - the pinball machine in Jenny Donlon's basement.
What did you find impressive, enviable or intriguing in other people's homes when you were a kid? It could be something small and novel, big and lavish or just unfamiliar and fascinating.
(Image: Faith Durand)