24 September, 2010

Pursuit #46: Dream House

Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England is my dream house. The house is full of eclectic, sometimes bizarre art, and the some odd thousand acres of land it dwells upon are spectacular. Really. Flower gardens, rock gardens, hedge maze, lakes, a cave, an Asian-inspired gazebo, funky statues and sculptures, immense fountains, a farm yard, chickens...that doesn't even cover it. The hills are verdant green, littered with sheep. The photos just don't even do it justice, but I'll try.

The entrance

The foyer. Chatsworth House welcomes you!

Disembodied feet...

Disembodied hands...

Dismembered bodies, yet the hands and feet don't match up...

I like the way these plates are stacked in columns on the wall.

Cool fabric on this settee


A stroller designed with snake handles, naturally.

Hand-painted wallpaper. I covet.

Hard to see, but this is a painting of a violin painted on a door. The painting is amazingly detailed and looks like a 3-dimensional violin hanging on the door.


Reminds me of Greek or Roman ruins

Pastoral beauty

Sets of these statues were here at the bottom of this extremely long cascading waterfall that ran down a big hill, as well as at the top.

Plump chickens...mmm...

Asian-inspired gazebo overlooking this idyllic pond. Below this was a cave-like alcove.

This statue is watching you. Makes me think of Alice & Wonderland.

Fountains were turned off at this point, but the pond extends so far you can't even tell where it ends!

A more modern addition

1 comment:

Anne P said...

That is SO cool! Especially the violin on the door painting... what an awesome idea.