Rich: Lived in elegant townhouse on the 7 hills. House was centered around an atrium, a rectangular courtyard. Had a large dining room, an interior garden, a kitchen and maybe a bath. Floor were decorated with pebble mosaics. Walls were frescoes. Rich owned many villas on the countryside.
Poor: Lived in crowded slums in the low-lying parts of the city. The tenements were damp, dark, smelly, and were subject to frequent fires.