The second house is only Â£5.5! I was arguing with my father the other day about these, but even though you could buy some huge country places for the price of a 4 bedroom/4500sq.ft place here, the upkeep would be insane.
Of course you couldn't live in it without help. Just to maintain it, you'd need a cleaners and a gardener on a fairly regular basis. Repairs would be crippling. Heating too, plus it could get damp...
These places are being snapped up by the nouveau riche. All the old set can't afford to run them. Some lord from parliament sold so as not to burden the kids. "On a good year upkeep is Â£500,000. On a bad one, up to a million"
Didn't even need to see the pictures. The concept itself is vomit inducing.
Revival... Then of course, there really aren't that many old houses in the states are there? Even your oldest are newish by European standards. I prefer the older townhouses here as well as the even older country ones. I just don't see the point in fake old new builds. Modern houses are something else, but why bother with X "style" not in good taste IMO