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Monday, August 2, 2010

Villino Ruggeri, a most incredible seaside home....

When I was walking around the seaside town of Pesaro, Italy, last week, I came across this amazing house called Villino Ruggeri.  It is a private residence that was built between 1904 and 1908 by the architect Giuseppe Brega (1878-1958, born in Urbino).  The Italians call this style Stile Liberty (after the English store Liberty of London), their name for Art Nouveau.

Of all the incredible plaster plants and animals that adorn the house, none are more incredible than the dozens of lobster eave brackets that surround the upper story.  My jaw dropped when I noticed those!