“Great Progress” But More To Do: How The Isle Of Wight Features On “At Risk” Register – Isle Of Wight Radio

The grounds of the Isle of Wight’s Norris Castle in East Cowes has been added to Historic England’s Heritage At Risk register, just days after it was announced its surrounding landscape has been awarded Grade I status.
Norris CastleDescribed as a…

“remarkable survival of a romantic villa with model farm, Bailiff’s house, cottages, walled garden and glass houses”
…Norris Castle was designed in 1799 by English architect James Wyatt for Lord Henry Seymour.

The 143 acre la… (View original article)

The past meets the future: 700 year-old castle illuminated by SGM – ETNow.com

The past meets the future: 700 year-old castle illuminated by SGM Denmark – Koldinghus is a Danish castle built in the 13th century, located in the Danish town of Kolding. For decades the castle has been illuminated by conventional discharge lamps, which is a costly affair in regards to both power and maintenance. Therefore, Business Kolding and the Municipality of Kolding decided to implement a new and more up-to-date lighting solution.

Apart from being expensive and high-mai… (View original article)

Dracula’s Castle opens its doors to brave souls this Halloween | The Week Portfolio

Dracula’s Castle opens its doors to brave souls this Halloween

The great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker will welcome two lucky guests to Transylvania’s Bran Castle The Transylvanian castle that inspired Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula is giving two lucky guests the rare opportunity to spend the night of Halloween sleeping within its haunted walls.Located high in the Carpathian mountains, Romania’s Bran Castle was made infamous when Stoker published his bestselling novel, in whi… (View original article)

Danish mayor complains at flag-free royal palace – The Local

A Danish mayor is to complain at the lack of flagpoles at Fredensborg palace, the royal family’s autumn retreat, which makes it impossible to fly the beloved Dannebrog.

Patriotic Danes can frequently be seen forlornly scanning the grounds and battlements of the 18th century palace for a glimpse of the flag, but in vain. 


Unlike Denmark’s other royal residences, such as the Schackenborg Castle, the Amalienborg Palace, and Gråsten Palace, no flag has ever be… (View original article)

The most expensive house sold in Swansea Bay in August fetched £1m and the cheapest just £20k | South Wales Evening Post

THE most expensive house sold in Wales this August was near Swansea and went for more than £1m, the Post can reveal.

The hefty price paid for the nine bedroom French chateau-style house set deep in the Swansea Valley contrasts with the £20,000 paid for the least expensive house bought around Swansea in August, located just five miles away in Ystalyfera.

Plas Cilybebyll, which lies close to Pontardawe, has roots stretching back to the 15th century and boasts an indoor swimmin… (View original article)

Chateau Laurier postpones filing expansion plan proposal – Tourism – Ottawa Business Journal

“We felt it was important to get the public’s input. We did not want to file any application prior to holding the community meeting,” said Suzanne Valiquet, spokesperson for Larco Investments, the group that owns the Chateau.

“Originally we weren’t sure we’d be holding another meeting, but because of the outpour on Sept. 14, we felt it was important to give the public another chance,” she said.

In mid-September, the hotel unveiled plans for a contemporary glass and limestone … (View original article)

At $17.5 million, Newport mansion is most expensive residential listing in R.I. – News – providencejournal.com – Providence, RI

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NEWPORT — The Seafair mansion, at 254 Ocean Ave., was the location of a fundraiser for President Obama in 2014. For owner Richard Bready’s 60th birthday party in 2003, 180 guests were treated to a concert by Elton John at the nine-acre seaside retreat.

The mansion remains the most expensive listing in the Rhode Island residential market, despite a recent price reduction, to $17.5 million. Real-estate taxes for 2016 were $153,680…. (View original article)

Lafon-Rochet: Most improved Bordeaux 1855 château? – Decanter

Jane Anson meets one of the few 1855 Bordeaux château owners who could ‘reasonably be described as a farmer’ and hears about one of the classification’s most improved estates in the past decade.

Château Lafon-Rochet’s Basile Tesseron drives a Volvo hybrid and a classic Fiat 500. He is more often seen in jeans than a tailored suit, necessary as he regularly works in his vineyards alongside the rest of his team.

The 2016 vintage will be the first one where he has farmed 100% … (View original article)

Sweeping into Broomfield – The Courier

Broomfield House is a handsome Edwardian mansion on the outskirts of Blairgowrie. Built early in the 20th Century for a Dundee jute baron, it was split into three apartments and a penthouse around seven years ago.

Spread over most of the second floor, number four is the three-bedroom penthouse apartment.

A shared, furnished reception hall leads to the sweeping original staircase and up to the apartment’s entrance.

The main living space is an L-shaped open plan lounge… (View original article)

Inside One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson’s lavish $7.3m Hollywood Hills mansion | Daily Mail Online

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He’s made Los Angeles his permanent base since he welcomed his first child Freddie in January.

And it seems Louis Tomlinson is serious about making Tinsel Town his home, as the singer is believed to have paid out $7.3million for a new mansion.

The four-bedroom property based in the iconic Hollywood Hills has all the luxury touches the 24-year-old A-Lister could possibly want, includin… (View original article)