[Words & Phrases]
premises: 敷地、常に複数形 plural
go around -: 〜の周りを通る、~を迂回する
what if -: 〜してはどうでしょう
benefit from -: ~から恩恵を受ける、~からメリットを享受する
conspicuously: 目立って conspicuous + ly
be surrounded by -: 〜に囲まれる
keep ~ alive: ~を生かしておく、〜を存続させる
Michael: The issue is Richard’s house is located in the middle of that land. As you can see on the map, we can’t divide the premises into quarters if Richard’s house is in the center of the land.
Takashi: Yes, the access road for other residents should be constructed around his house. Shall we ask Richard to move to the western edge of the residence? At least, he can receive the benefit from having direct access to the external load.
Michael: Exactly, it would be much better than being conspicuously by his neighbor. If we could dismantle and reconstruct his house, they can keep the memories arriving while providing him some kind of modern utility.
Takashi: Is it possible to demolish and rebuild his house? I mean his house is 50 years old now.
Michael: It’s made in America! It will last a long time!
I think that’s true. The houses I lived in growing up are all still standing strong. And my original house in New Jersey was built in the early 1900s. Sometimes houses can be transported very, very carefully to an entirely new location using huge, huge trucks.