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White HouseWhite House
Washington, USA

The White House in Washington DC is the official residence of the President of the United States, an international symbol of the American presidency, and one of the most famous buildings in the world. Begun in 1792, the stately Neoclassical mansion contains 132 rooms including the famous Oval Office.

Sawston HallSawston Hall
Sawston, England

Late medieval manor house reputedly burnt in 1553 by the Duke of Northumberland as a reprisal for the Huddleston family's hospitality to Mary on July 6 1553.

The Manor House and Garden Walls to RearThe Manor House and Garden Walls to Rear
Great Milton, England, UK

The manor house of Great Milton, located just south of the village church, was built in the 15th century and remodeled in the 17th century. Today, it houses Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, a Michelin-starred French restaurant and luxury hotel operated by chef Raymond Blanc. Behind the manor are extensive organic gardens.

National Museum of the Middle AgesNational Museum of the Middle Ages
Paris, France

This excellent museum of medieval art is housed in a 15th-century abbot's mansion and includes ruins of ancient Roman baths.

Minster Lovell HallMinster Lovell Hall
Minster Lovell, England, UK

Built by Lord William Lovell in the 1440s, Minster Lovell Hall now stands in picturesque ruins between the parish church and a quiet river.

Palazzo Cavalli-FranchettiPalazzo Cavalli-Franchetti

Built in 1595, the Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti overlooks the Grand Canal near the Accademia Bridge. It was renovated in a Venetian Gothic Revival style by a succession of owners in the 19th century and now houses the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti.

Great HouseGreat House
Great Milton, England, UK

Standing directly opposite Great Milton Church, the Great House has a fine Georgian facade of around 1720. The back of the house dates from the 17th century; an addition on the south side is dated 1788 and attributed to James Wyatt.

Filoli Center
Woodside, California, USA

Completed in 1917, the historic country house with landscaped gardens appeared in *Dynasty* and *Heaven Can Wait*.

Castillo del Lago

Located under the Hollywood sign on Mulholland Drive, this Spanish Colonial-style villa was a speakeasy run by Bugsy Siegel in the 1930s and Madonna's home in the 1990s. It is currently for sale.