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...And You May Find Yourself in a Beautiful House..

David Byrne and the Talking Heads made quite a few lyrical references to houses, including that snippet from "Once in A Lifetime." (Another classic, "Burning Down the House," apparently was about living in Los Angeles. Let's hope that tropical storm heading toward Mexico veers north and saves them.)

Well, according to a story by Sarah Kershaw in the New York Times, you may find yourself in a beautiful house while you're fast asleep. It's a fascinating piece about the sometimes pleasant, sometimes unsettling dreams people have about their homes.

I recall a vivid dream I had--more than once--while in the middle of building a home addition. In my dream I found a new door in our unremodeled home, opened it, and discovered a great big room that I hadn't known was there. Why remodel with all that unfinished space? After the work was done, the dream went away. An architect friend of mine told me he's had a very similar dream while in the throes of remodeling.

Do you ever dream about your home? And if you do, what do you think the dreams mean?

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  September 2, 2009; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  Funny , Home features , Remodeling and repair  
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Hah! I had a very similar dream -- that I lived in a small apartment, opened a door I'd never noticed before, and found 2-3x more space that I didn't know about. Very real, very powerful, very lingering. Except my dream was when I was struggling to have our first baby. Somehow, it didn't take too much effort to figure out THAT connection. :-)

Posted by: laura33 | September 2, 2009 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Ha! I had a dream about our apartment just last night. A friend from high school (15 years ago) came by unexpectedly and brought us all new retro-yellow appliances, and had moved the old appliances to random places including back into a room I didn't know existed which I couldn't then decide if it belonged to our apartment or the neighbors.

What does it mean? Just that I'm thinking about houses and getting out of this apartment way too much lately.

Posted by: poorbroke | September 2, 2009 8:32 AM | Report abuse

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