Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Perfect Storm Porch

Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty looks at a wonderful house in a beautiful Nova Scotian coastal town made for sailing. The north east coast of North America has a long and celebrated relationship with the sea. The fishing communities … Continue reading

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Peach of a Place

Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty discovers a unique building in an English country garden. In Codicote – which is a small village about 30 miles north of London – is a fairly large country house called The Node. A … Continue reading

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Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers

Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty introduces a very special house in the heart if the English countryside. Take a beautiful East Sussex farmhouse, about 50 miles by road from London, with a distinctive hipped roof and pretty, tile-hung elevations; … Continue reading

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iPadded Upstairs and Down

Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty finds the Modernist ideal alive and well in Houston Texas. Architecture in Houston, Texas is a strong mix of styles and ideas. Some work well. Some perhaps not so – but then that goes … Continue reading

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A River Runs Past It

Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty steps back five hundred years in England and discovers a Tudor gem near Oxford. The river Thames wanders for 215 miles like a liquid ribbon of history through southern England. At first it meanders … Continue reading

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Toga Party

Nick Churton of Mayfair International travels back to the future – not in the hills above Rome, but the hills above Austin, Texas. Roman builders knew a thing or two. So brilliant were they that even today their style is … Continue reading

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Forever Frank

Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty follows in the footsteps of the master by visiting a splendid house in Houston. I’m a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright. So, clearly, is the designer of 5477 Doliver Dr in Tanglewood, Houston, … Continue reading

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Lie Back and Think of England

Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty discovers an English country cottage worthy of the most enchanting fairy tale. For many around the world thoughts of England often include big country houses – like the one in the TV show, Downton … Continue reading

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God v Man

Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty poses a difficult question in light of visiting one of the finest houses anywhere. Serious questions need to be asked at Seafair, the outstanding Ocean Drive estate at Newport, Rhode Island: questions like, does … Continue reading

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