Tag Archives: Mansions

So sue me, Louis, I like it

Matthew Hardy sends to TradArch a video flacking a newly constructed house, said to be the world’s most expensive new house, called Le Ch√Ęteau Louis XIV. And it looks like Versailles. And it’s near Paris. And I like it. So … Continue reading

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Housing the founding fathers

Here are some sketches of the houses of the founding fathers. George Washington’s Mount Vernon occupies, of course, pride of place. Benjamin Franklin’s house does not remain, alas, not unlike houses of some of the other founders, but at least … Continue reading

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