I just returned from a few days in Newport, Rhode Island. I was greeted with colorful artwork in the airport to start the trip off right.   It was my first visit there and I was WOWed with the homes and architecture.  The Newport Mansions are of course awe inspiring.  The wealth in America long.. read more →

I came across this amazing Belgian beauty by Lionel Jadot on the website of talented photographer Jean-Luc Laloux. I have Europe on the brain with my departure to Italia this week for Blogtour Milan with Modenus.  This home is so unusual and beyond chic with the thatched roof and dark paint with the natural door. The.. read more →

Have you often wondered where these British classics movies were filmed?   I certainly have.  I hope you can hunker down and watch a flick or two and stay warm on this cold winter weekend. I am so busy shopping till I drop in NYC. Enjoy this AD article featuring some of the greatest British architectural.. read more →

I grew up around golf (not that I play well) with a father who still plays 4 days a week and a husband who wishes he could. This article from Architectural Digest is too beautiful and insightful not to share with your friend, husband, boyfriend or father.  THE BEST GOLF CLUBHOUSE ARCHITECTURE Time to tee off! AD rounds up.. read more →

This article was much to intriguing not to share. Any of you architecture buffs are sure to be heartbroken by this. I so wish I could preserve each and every one as a piece or architectural history and preservation.  9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World 123SExpand There’s something particularly spectacular.. read more →

“It is a plaything-house… and it is the prettiest bauble you ever saw.” Horace Walpole, June 1747 Strawberry Hill House Strawberry Hill House, often referred to simply as Strawberry Hill, is theGothic Revival villa that was built inTwickenham, London by Horace Walpole from 1749. It is the type example of the “Strawberry Hill Gothic” style of architecture, [1] and it prefigured.. read more →

I saw this image on Pinterest and have been dreaming about it ever since. I am such a sucker for a good folly, country house and anything with gothic architecture.  This orangery is just perfection. Frampton Court Estate ‘the prettiest garden building in England’ Countrylife Magazine The exquisite 18th century Orangery sits in the grounds of Frampton Court and.. read more →