Dream Houses

At the risk of starting to sound more like an estate agent than a wannabe writer, last night I got caught up in a bit of dreaming about what we can never have.  Here are some pictures of real houses featured on estate agent websites in the Lake Geneva area where I currently live. Any one of them can be yours if you have a few million euros to spare.  I moan about not having time to write, but spent nearly two hours last night drooling over them.  Because – of course – I would get soooo much writing done if I only had a retreat like that!

The websites featured include: Affinity Prestige Immobilier, Immofrontiere and Agence Clerc.

Chateau, exterior.
Chateau, exterior.
Chateau staircase
Chateau staircase
Chateau interior
Chateau interior
Villa near Geneva
Villa near Geneva
Villa entrance gate
Villa entrance gate
Chateau near Chambery, Savoie.
Chateau near Chambery, Savoie
Vie of Chambery chateau from the garden
View of Chambery chateau from the garden

However, my own tastes run towards the more modest end of the grandiose spectrum.  A traditional manor house with those ubiquitous blue shutters. No pool but massive old trees and an orchard would suit me fine.

More modest, but sufficient for me
More modest, but sufficient for me
Or this
Or this

I would have a vineyard, keep a few beehives and write all day.  Of course, reality came crashing in this morning, with more work commitments in far-flung places which I would rather not do but cannot turn down.

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9 thoughts on “Dream Houses”

  1. Lol, I’ll have the villa, please. The chateaus look a little bit too grand and too cold (from a heating point of view) for my liking. Lovely post, you made my morning. x

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