I'll be having my last moments tomorrow morning in a house that had been my home for 27 years. I've spent the last three months removing it's innards like one scrapes the muck and seeds from the inside of a pumpkin. So once again it has become a house.
There was a great Kevin Kline movie some years ago called Life as a House. You should watch it. I have a new appreciation for it now, however, having gone through both sides of that transformation. I see both sides now, and it's cloud illusions I recall. I think Joni had it about right.