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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

 

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

 

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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Stylish home: Liz and Ed Flynn’s Vermont lakefront house

Liz and Ed Flynn Vermont lakefront house

How delightful is this Vermont lakefront country home? It belongs to Liz and Ed Flynn and appeared in countryliving.com, with photos by James Merrell…

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