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Old November 3rd, 2009, 10:51 PM   #21
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I absolutely love the The Stoclet Palace!
I've never heard of it before so thans for posting it!
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Old November 4th, 2009, 12:57 AM   #22
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Le Corbusier's Guiette House 1926 in Antwerpen, Belgium, is considered one of his most unknown work. It's an early and classic example of the "International Style" and designed for painter René Guiette. Today the mansion is owned by Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester (one of the Antwerp six). Under her vision the building was restored in 1985 by Belgian architect Georges Baines, who also did an work studio extension of the house in 1993.

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Old November 4th, 2009, 04:05 PM   #23
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What about that billionaire in India who was going to build a high rise tower just for his own house? Does anyone have photos of it?
Just renderings.







Google Images is your friend - if you Google Image it, there are plenty of links to interiors.

That 'Superhome @ Kuala Lumpur' is interesting - I think I've seen another one like it somewhere? There's a building in Germany that looks like that too - it's the HQ of a car or technology firm.



The colonial mansion next to it looks superb!
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Old November 4th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #24
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Here are a few Hong Kong additions -

Jessville





King Yin Lei







37 Deep Water Bay Road - this is the only one from the above 3 where someone (Canning Fok) actually lives. Jessville will be converted into a clubhouse for a property development nearby, and King Yin Lei is being preserved - its future status as yet unknown.



There is another interesting mansion (dilapidated, but currently on sale for HK$450 million) which is interesting, but there are no other pictures of it.

Edit: Found pictures and an article

30 Po Shan Road



Article: http://www.squarefoot.com.hk/section...-in-the-rough/

Unfortunately, like the article mentions, it will probably be bought by a property developer who has the option to completely tear it down and build something else in its place - the property does not seem to be protected.

While I'm at it, the Spanish villa at Repulse Bay deserves a mention. Someone lives here too - I'll try to find the 'other' picture of it, which shows the incredible cliff/vantage point it sits on. For now, you will have to suffice with this:

Estrellita - 12 Repulse Bay Road



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There are several others that deserve a mention, but it's hard to find photos.

Are we only talking 'mansions' here or do palaces count?

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Old November 6th, 2009, 12:26 AM   #25
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when i was little i always looked up at the long-abandoned ivy tower and thought about how cool it would be to turn it into a mansion and live in it. unfortunately they recently built a hotel in it.


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Old November 7th, 2009, 05:40 PM   #26
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Anything from England?

I love those HUF HOUSES even though they are German

but i would appreciate if someone posted an English house architecture
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Old November 7th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #27
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(all pictures are from www.igotrealestate.com)
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Old November 16th, 2009, 04:56 AM   #28
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Old November 19th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #29
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Eltham Palace, London, England

Eltham Palace is a combination of a 1930s Art Deco country house and a medieval royal palace. In the 14th century kings traditionally spent Christmas at Eltham and the Tudors later used the palace as a base to hunt deer. Eltham Palace was the boyhood home of Henry VIII. After the Civil War, from 1642- 60, the building fell into disrepair and by the 20th century all that was left was the ruined Great Hall and the bridge over the moat. In 1934 Stephen Courtauld, a member of the textile family and patron of the arts, purchased Eltham Palace and restored the Great Hall to its former glory. Then Courtauld grafted a modern country house onto the restored old hall.
















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Old November 22nd, 2009, 01:21 AM   #30
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My favorite in Monterrey, Mx

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Old November 24th, 2009, 03:46 AM   #31
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'House for an art lover' - designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901, but not built until 1990.







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Some amazing houses here, and this is only from pages 3/20 from the real estate website. (Meaning, these are only the ones which are for sale, and listed).
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