Friday Fun: Writers Houses, Mostly French

I thought I had already shown you most writers’ homes in France, but it turns out I’ve barely scratched the surface. So here are some more, plus an extra one a little further afield!

Winter falls on Rousseau’s house in Montmorency, from museejjrousseau.montmorency.fr
Francois Mauriac’s little chateau in Vemars, L’Express.
An older house, for the playwright Corneille, from tourmag.fr
Alphonse Daudet bought this house from his first royalties, which must have been greater in those days, maison.alphonse.daudet.overblog.fr
Surprisingly, Jean Cocteau had the most romantic house outside Paris, in Milly-la-Foret. From L’Express.
Last but not least, this amazing House for Writers from Tbilisi, Georgia. From itinari.com

Friday Fun: My Favourite Kind of Houses

Just in time for Christmas, it’s only right to show my true colours and admit that, although I like bold architecture in public buildings, I actually dream of living in a Georgian or Queen Anne house. I love the symmetry and uncluttered look of that period. See if you agree with me…

Georgian house in Wiltshire, from Tripadvisor.

Highgrove House, also known as Prince Charles’ residence. From The Fuller View.

A modernised mews cottage, most probably, from House & Garden Magazine UK.

The French are pretty good at this kind of architecture too. From Periwinkleliving on Tumblr.

The Americans have adopted it, of course, in the Colonial Style. From Williamslove.blogspot

Another French version of it from further south in Provence. From architecture-lafourcade.com

And finally, this is what a (wealthy) Georgian Christmas would have looked like:

From the Jane Austen Centre.