My parents place in UK is 50 years old and built like a Dreadnought. My Grandparents places are well over 100 years old and are now desired by lesbians from London in 'media' who desire rustic charm - they would survive a 1 mega-tonne air strike. (Not the lesbians - the houses).
My gaff in HK which has cost me a phuqing fortune - is orange and green. And that's about it.