A country house is defined here as a house set in a country estate and serving as a residence for the estate owner. Houses called castles or the equivalent in other languages, but which are not fortified, are included.
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Belvedere House Gardens and Park
An 18th-century hunting lodge in Ireland designed by German architect Richard Castle with garden follies. The official site includes a brief history and visitor information.
The official site for this grandiose 19th-century mansion in Asheville, North Carolina, designed by Richard Morris Hunt in the French Renaissance style. Brief history, photographs, visitor information.
Castle and Gardens of Freyr on the Meuse
The official site of this grand Renaissance country house in Belgium provides an outline history, photographs and visitor information.
The Castle of Gola, Poland
Cedric Gendaj gives a plan, images and history of this Renaissance house erected in 1580 by Leonard von Rohnau. Also information on the park and summer workcamps.
The official site of this Pennsylvania mansion built by Sarah Cochran in 1913 includes photographs and a brief history. Visitor information.
Yin Yu Tang, A Chinese Home
Interactive tour of a house that belonged to a merchant from the late Qing dynasty, and was originally located in southeastern China. From the Peabody Essex Museum. [Requires Flash].
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