It is really hard to choose only one because I love historical architecture with a fiery passion. I'm also a Frank Lloyd Wright fan my Favorites are the Johnson Wax Building, and the Guggenheim. The Guggenheim was the most tranquil building I've ever stepped foot in, I could just stand at the top of the ramp looking down forever.
I guess I will go with Chateau de Montvillargenne. I love it because it is still in use (as a hotel.) I hate when wonderful homes get converted into museums, (or worse, fall into disrepair) it removes all the life from them. It still has it's original grounds (always such a shame when the grounds get sold off of estates, but understandable why it happens.) and it's outside of Paris.
I have many "favourite" houses that have stolen my heart over the years, but of them one of the more unusual ones has a place closer to my heart than some of the others. It's quite an 'average' and 'everyday' kind of house, of course, being me, it's historical. But it's not terribly grand or out there. The Lachlin McTaggert House of Hoquiam, WA is one of my favourite houses:
This American Four Square style dwelling was built in 1907 by Lachlin McTaggart, a builder, painter and investor who was also in the furniture and undertaking businesses. The house features beveled cedar siding, a hipped roof with shed dormer and decorative exposed rafters beneath the eaves. The house was restored to its original condition in the early 1980s; more than 100 people in the community returned items originally in the house to assist the owners with the restoration effort.
It's not terribly exotic or designed by a famous architect, it's not even worth that much; it's realestate listing was how I came across it online, but I can't help but feel affection for it. It's the kind of everyday Americana that can be found all across the USA especially in the PNW. And for me, that idea combined with its uncommon design make it a gem of the architecture world.
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