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ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPES: Photos of beautiful houses and gardens

PHOTOS: Ideas for luscious houses and gardens

 

ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPING: Seeking ideas for the look of your new home? Wondering about mixing shapes, styles, and periods of history? Wondering what type of landscaping would work best?

Then you might like flicking through our posts relating to architecture, from Hamptons beach houses and minimalist farmhouses to celebrity mansions and Royal estates, including:

Natasha xx

 

 

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FOR SALE: Catherine Deneuve’s Chateau de Primard in Normandy, France

HOUSES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS - Catherine Deneuve's country house in France is for sale

HOUSES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS: French actress and style icon, Catherine Deneuve, has put her country home in Normandy up for sale…

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FAMOUS FOLK AT HOME: Annette and Oscar de la Renta in Kent, Connecticut

Designers at home: Oscar de la Renta - December 2008 issue of Vogue

Oscar and Annette de la Renta outside their country home

 

*UPDATED* I’m sad to report that Oscar de la Renta has died, aged 82 (October 21, 2014). Thanks for the fabulous designs, Oscar. You were one of my absolute favourites. Read my tribute here. Natasha xx

Revisit our extensive Oscar de la Renta bio here, and read about his other homes in Manhattan and the Dominican Republic, as well as his resort in Tortuga Bay.

 

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DESIGNERS’ HOUSES: A look at the sophisticated weekend country home in Kent, Connecticut with fashion and homewares designer, Oscar de la Renta, and his philanthropist wife, Annette de la Renta… Continue reading »

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A LUSCIOUS LIFE: Rachel “Bunny” Lowe Lambert Mellon – Part 1

Bunny Mellon

Rachel “Bunny” Mellon photographed at a window of
her Virginia home for “Vogue” 1965 by Horst P. Horst

 

UPDATE: Bunny Mellon’s estate including her Oak Springs property and artwork are being auctioned by Sothebys. The art alone could bring more than $100 million – more here.

Art patron, philanthropist, self-taught landscape gardener, and recluse Rachel “Bunny” Mellon (August 9, 1910 – March 17, 2014) died this week, aged 103…

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Famous folk at home: Martha Stewart’s stables in Katonah, New York

Martha Stewart's Katonah home and stables for Equestrian Quarterly magazine Fall 2013

Take a look at the beautiful stables at the Katonah, New York home of lifestyle doyenne, Martha Stewart, as featured in Equestrian Quarterly magazine…

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Famous folk at home: At home with Aerin Lauder in Aspen

Famous folk at home

Inside the Aspen home of businesswoman and designer Aerin Lauder, of the brands AERIN and Estee Lauder…

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Architecture and design: Australian architecture – Part 2

Australian architectural heritage

Here’s PART 2 of our look at Australian architecture… Continue reading »

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Architecture and design: Australian architecture – Part 1

Australian country house style

We’re fortunate in Australia to have a great mix of architectural styles, and having lived in over 40 homes myself (long story!) and visited countless others, I’ve learnt a lot.

Here’s a quick overview and pictorial look at some of the different types of residential buildings which you would find in Australia cities, suburbs, and country and coastal towns, as well as some links for exploring more about Australian architecture

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ROYALTY: Kate Middleton’s family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire

The Bucklebury Berkshire home of Kate's parents, Carole and Mike Middleton

UPDATED: The royal baby has been named George Alexander Louis. Read a quick history of the three names here.

Take a look at Michael and Carole Middleton’s £4.7 million, 7-bedroom, Grade II-listed Georgian property in Berkshire where the newest royal prince will be spending time with his grandparents…

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Luscious loves: Beautiful houses and gardens – Part 2

More gorgeous pictures of beautiful houses and gardens…

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