Saturday, June 07, 2014

Unique Sixteen-Sided House


A La Ronde in Exmouth, Devon is a sixteen-sided house built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, on their return from a grand tour of Europe in the late 18th century. The interior contains many objects and mementoes of their travels including a feather frieze, gathered from native game birds and chickens, laboriously stuck down with isinglass and a shell-encrusted gallery, said to contain nearly 25,000 shells.




This video shows the exterior of the house:



The house is currently in the ownership of the National Trust.

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