The little house has everything
This is a troublesome verse to explore and over the years it has confused many a researcher. At some period in their researches, most writers about this lyric have believed that Lenzi was writing about two different tango-clubs: one in an apartment on Corrientes Avenue, and another in a house on Juncal Street.
Upper class Buenos Aires apartments of the 1920s (upgraded during the 50s).
In her 2003 interview for a presentation by the Universidad Católica of Montevideo, the daughter of the composer, Gypsy Donato, who was present in the room when the original music was composed and the original lyric written, said that for the longest of time both she and her sister had believed that Lenzi wrote of two clubs. However, over time, most researchers came to the conclusion that the only reason Lenzi used pisito in one verse and casita in another is that like any writer he did not wish to repeat words any more than absolutely necessary. Repeated words and expressions can take their toll on a text and even more so if the text is very short.
So we come to a point where we must consider the reasons why some people believed in one tango-club while some other believed in two. What, indeed, are the pros and cons for either stance?
Early in the text, the tango-club management created an expected level of confidentiality for patrons by saying that there were no doormen or neighbours in the club. The lack of neighbours is somewhat more difficult to guarantee in an apartment building - with elevators going up and down to all and every floor - than in a single house. The only way this could be achieved in an apartment building is if the club occupied the entire second floor with no one - except perhaps management - living on any other floors thereby avoiding any unpleasant, unexpected and unavoidable meetings.
The club being in a house, on the other hand, could offer such confidentiality particularly if the house were in a secluded area. Two points against this stance, however: a two-storey elevator in a private house in Buenos Aires of the 20s would be prohibitively costly regardless how affluent the club; and, neither Corrientes Avenue nor Juncal Street lent itself to isolated and secluded little houses. Both extremely expensive districts where every inch of real estate was fought over.