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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.
This category is not for commercial sites. Please submit only informational sites relating to log-built cabins.
Dwellings built of logs: their construction and history.
Houses built in towns or cities.
Detached houses for the wealthy built in the country or on the fringes of towns. The Roman villa was the centre of a country estate. The Italian renaissance villa provided a country retreat for wealthy families to escape from the summer heat of their palaces in the cities. From the 18th century the English-speaking world used the term villa for a house without a large estate attached. This could be the chief residence of a middle-class family or a holiday home for a landed family with a country seat elsewhere.
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