Ever since I went to England and visited Anne Hathaway's cottage, I have wanted a thatched roof. There are more thatched roofs in the United Kingdom than in any other European country. The traditional material in most of England is wheat straw and can last for more than 45–50 years. What a view. Can you imagine if this was your front lawn? I would never be inside. And I can picture Nick standing on the bridge with his fishing pole. Look at the detail they put in the straw at the peak of the roof. Now these homes have character.