I’ve lived in apartments pretty much all my life, and I see myself living in a flat rather than a house in the future as well. If I had to choose, I’d choose compact living downtown over a spacious home outside of the city center.
What I would miss from a house like the one in the photo is the garden. I’d love to have a piece of land like that where Greger could run around freely and I could grow my own flowers and fruit.
In Gothenburg my family lives right in the center, but it’s just a ten minute walk to the Castle Forest and the Botanical Garden. When I lived in Rome I had a similar situation.
I prefer to live centrally, but with easy access to greenery.