The dumbwaiter from the kitchen to the two floors above. Wonderful for transporting trays of food, stacks of freshly ironed clothes, heavy books, the cat, my little sister (don't tell my mom that last one.)

That, and big windows that opened, and deep porches, and all the detailing to woodwork...the tiles around the fireplace...built-in bookshelves, cupboards, windowseats..glass doorknobs.

Everything!