For many it's in the details. Bringing back fond memories of days gone bye, there are certain elements of function that have been lost as design and technology advance.
Many of such home details that hearken back to our childhood years are making a comeback. Once essentials, these lost design elements are finding their way back into today's architecture.
See if you recall any from your family's past homes...
Yahoo! HOMES article 'Old House Features We Were Wrong To Abandon'