A near perfect description of what makes a perfect house, beyond practical issues such as storm-proofing; similar to the wonderful Italian song Voglio una casa. 

‘His house was perfect, whether you like food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all.  Evil things did not come into that valley.’

Source: JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit (London: HarperCollins, 1995), p. 48

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