OK, gems might be stretching the truth a bit, but certainly some quite unique architecture or setting or both…
Given that my Friday Fun posts are usually the most popular ones, I thought I would add one extra one this year for Christmas. Nothing to do with Christmas decorations (you’ll have had more than your fill of that on TV and in magazines and shops). Instead, I present: the most exotic houses I was able to find! Can you imagine living in a house like this?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a beautiful house must be in need of a perfect water feature, natural or artificial.
OK, this one above stretches the notion of ‘water feature’ somewhat, but many disused water towers in Britain have been imaginatively converted. The one below even has a pool on the 4th floor.
And let’s finish off with a classic villa in Tuscany, which probably required just as much renovation work.