Blog Posts - Historic Houses



Grand Cayman – Pedro St. James

Grand Cayman – Pedro St. James The entrance to this historic estate takes you through a gift shop. From here, we entered a theater and watched a multi-media presentation relating the history of the estate. It was quite interesting, especially the p...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Dec 13, 2016

Vizcaya

Vizcaya was built in the early 1900’s for James Deering. The mansion, located in Miami, is Italian Renaissance style. You can tour the house and gardens and lunch in a pleasant café adjacent to the gift shop.   We began our stroll outside to take...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Apr 6, 2015

Fire Alarm

I was moving very slowly on Wednesday morning and so was still at home in the late morning when all sorts of sirens went off on Chestnut Street and three firetrucks charged in, accompanied by several police cars.The entire street was blocked off, and...
by streets of salem on Apr 3, 2015

Elspeth’s Quest For Britain’s Best Stately Home

I really ought to say England’s Best Stately Home for I don’t know of any I like yet in Scotland and Wales, but left the title should I discover some and want to add them in. Reader’s recommendations are welcome – please comment if you think...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on Jan 12, 2015

Interesting Days in East Lancashire

In my last post here I announced the planned resurrection of the “Around-England” sites after a year’s unavoidable hiatus. Today, then, we start an “East Lancashire season” by referring briefly to a few of the area’...
by Around-England on Jan 6, 2015

Christmas at Historic Houses

Christmas at Historic Houses History is brought to life in many historic houses, especially at Christmas time, when special decorations help to welcome the social season and visiting guests. Learn history and local customs through this charming book&...

Anglesey Abbey Gardens – The Winter Walk

Anglesey Abbey, a National Trust property near Cambridge, although in parts almost nine hundred years old is in its present form the creation of its more recent owners from the sixteenth century onwards, culminating in the work of the 1st Lord Fairha...
by Around-England on Apr 19, 2013

Photoprint for Sale: Caccia Birch House (1893), Palmerston North, New Zealand

This is an original photoprint from my personal collectionSize of image is 30cm x 46cm (12" x 18").Price is $NZ 50.00 inc. urban p. and p. in NZ.Please contact me at donovan@ihug.co.nz or 09 4159 701.© DON DONOVAN. donovan@ihug.co.nz  www. don-...
by Don Donovan's World on Apr 11, 2013

Prints For Sale: Woodside Manor, Outram, Taieri Plain

This print is identical to my original drawing that appeared in my book 'New Zealand House & Cottage'.Size of image is approx. 31 cm x 44 cm .Price is $NZ 85.00 inc. p and p in NZ.Please contact me at donovan@ihug.co.nz or 09 4159 701© DON DONOV...
by Don Donovan's World on Jan 10, 2013

Prints For Sale: Historic Timber Town Houses, Mokai, Taupo District

This print is identical to my original drawing that appeared in my book 'New Zealand House & Cottage'.Size of image is approx. 29 cm x 44 cm .Price is $NZ 85.00 inc. p and p in NZ.Please contact me at donovan@ihug.co.nz or 09 4159 701© DON DONOV...
by Don Donovan's World on Jan 4, 2013

Prints For Sale: Captain Bruce's House, Akaroa

This print is identical to my original drawing that appeared in my book 'New Zealand House & Cottage'.Size of image is approx. 28 cm x 43 cm .Price is $NZ 75.00 inc. p and p in NZ.Please contact me at donovan@ihug.co.nz or 09 4159 701© DON DONOV...
by Don Donovan's World on Dec 30, 2012

Prints For Sale: 115 Rue Jolie, Akaroa

This etc etc etc. This print is identical to my original drawing that appeared in my book 'New Zealand House & Cottage'. Size of image is approx. 29 cm x 36 cm .Price is $NZ 95.00 inc. p&p in NZ.Please contact me at donovan@ihug.co.nz© DON D...
by Don Donovan's World on Dec 13, 2012

Prints For Sale: Houses In Dundas Street, Dunedin

This row of houses has some notoriety in Dunedin; one can only imagine how many university students have lodged here over the years!This print is identical to my original drawing that appeared in my book 'New Zealand Odyssey'. Size of image is 18 cm...
by Don Donovan's World on Dec 8, 2012

Prints For Sale: Two George Street Cottages, Dunedin

These historic mirror-image cottages are numbered 1014 and 1008 George Street.This print is identical to my original drawing that appeared in my book 'New Zealand House & Cottage'.Size of image is 20 cm x 63 cm (8" x 25")Price is $NZ 125.00 inc.
by Don Donovan's World on Dec 6, 2012

Prints For Sale: Highwic, Auckland

Highwic is a stately historic home in Auckland. This print is identical to my original drawing that appeared in my book 'New Zealand House & Cottage'. Size of image is 28cm x 51 cm. Price is $NZ95.00 inc. p&p in NZ.Please contact me at dono...
by Don Donovan's World on Nov 19, 2012

Quintessential Conversion: The Ultimate Warehouse Loft

A warehouse space in a historic Neo-Gothic building in Melbourne is transformed into a beautiful modern apartment with brick walls, archways and high ceilings.
by WebUrbanist on Oct 25, 2012

Towneley Hall, Burnley

Towneley Hall, Burnley was built over many centuries, from the early-15th to the 19th, as home to the Towneley family. Historically, although many have been eminent public servants, the most famous member of the family was possibly Charles Towneley,...
by Around-England on Apr 18, 2012


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