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a pair of casement windows extending to the floor and serving as portals, especially from a room to an outside porch or terrace.
far apart far distant in space; situated at some distance away
to restore to freshness of appearance or good condition, renovate; brighten
a set of furniture, especially a set comprising the basic furniture necessary for one room
to adjust (curtains, clothes, etc.) into graceful folds, attractive lines, etc.
an accessory, article, or detail used to beautify the appearance of something to which it is added or of which it is a part
1. without covering or clothing; naked 2. without the usual furnishings, contents, etc
containing much space, as a house, room, or vehicle; amply large.
open to a free current of fresh air; breezy
not personal; without reference or connection to a particular person:
1. of, pertaining to, or living in the country, as distinguished from towns or cities; rural.
2.simple, artless, or unsophisticated.
1. an apartment or dwelling on the roof of a building, usually set back from the outer walls.
any specially designed apartment on an upper floor, especially the top floor, of a building.
a building of exceptional height completely supported by a framework, as of girders, from which the walls are suspended, as opposed to a building supported by load-bearing walls.
1. small house, usually of only one story. A.........denotes rural dwellings of traditional build, although it can also be applied to dwellings of modern construction which are designed to resemble traditional ones.
2. a small, modest house at a lake, mountain resort, etc., owned or rented as a vacation home.
being detached, low-rise (single or one-and-a-half stories), and the use of verandahs.
a customary way of doing something; a custom or practice
made by human skill; produced by humans ( opposed to natural)
a building or place of shelter to live in; place of residence; abode; home.
having an almost vertical slope or pitch, or a relatively high gradient, as a hill, an ascent, stairs, etc.
to cover, line, or separate with a material that prevents or reduces the passage, transfer, or leakage of heat, electricity, or sound
for the most part; almost wholly; just about
the state of being deprived of or of being without something that one has had
acting, proceeding, or done without haste; unhurried; deliberate
an artificial, stonelike material used for various structural purposes, made by mixing cement and various aggregates, as sand, pebbles, gravel, or shale, with water and allowing the mixture to harden.
any of various small insectivorous mammals, especially of the family Talpidae, living chiefly underground, and having velvety fur, very small eyes, and strong forefeet.
to go or pass from a higher to a lower place; move or come down
the solid matter of this planet; dry land; ground.
a block of clay hardened by drying in the sun or burning in a kiln, and used for building, paving, red, brown, or yellow in colour.
an upright shaft or structure, of stone, brick, or other material, relatively slender in proportion to its height, and of any shape in section, used as a building support, or standing alone, as for a monument.
of adequate or more than adequate extent, size, or amount; large; spacious; roomy
to get (something desired), especially as a result of one's efforts
An estimate of
an approximate judgment or calculation, as of the value, amount, time, size, or weight of something.
possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic; real
a current of air in any enclosed space, especially in a room, chimney, or stove.
a person or animal that inhabits a place, especially as a permanent resident.
one who is first or among the earliest in any field of inquiry, enterprise, or progress
To be compatible with
able to exist together with something else
a person who advocates or promotes prevention of injury, decay, waste, or loss, especially of natural resources.
an area, usually paved, adjoining a house and used as an area for outdoor lounging, dining, etc.
The act of making hollow by removing the inner part; make a hole or cavity in; form into a hollow, as by digging
conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct or taste
cost or charge
very large; huge
The person who dwells permanently or for a considerable time
A residential area
a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
not hurried; leisurely; deliberate
nearly exact; not perfectly accurate or correct
repeated performance or systematic exercise for the purpose of acquiring skill or proficiency
to do or cause to do repeatedly in order to gain skill
pertaining to, inhabiting, or being in a suburb (a district lying immediately outside a city or town)
characteristic of or accustomed to cities
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the country, country life, or country people; rustic
a furnished sitting room containing sleeping accommodation and sometimes cooking and washing facilities
A council house
is a form of public or social housing in the United Kingdom. ...............were built and operated by local councils to supply uncrowded, well built homes on secure tenancies at affordable (below market) rents to the local population.
1. a small house, especially one connected to a large apartment building.
2. an apartment, usually of two floors connected by an internal staircase; duplex apartment.
A detached house
a house that stands alone
A semi-detached house
of or pertaining to a house joined by a party wall to another house or row of houses.
1. a platform between flights of stairs.
2. the floor at the head or foot of a flight of stairs.
a room or place where food is kept; pantry.
the part of a building, especially of a house, directly under a roof; garret.
a slight or rude structure built for shelter, storage, etc.
a room, storage area, or the like within a sloping roof
A utility room
a room, especially in a house, reserved for the furnace, washing machine, and other appliances.
suitable or agreeable to the needs or purpose; well-suited with respect to facility or ease in use; favorable, easy, or comfortable for use.
A slate roof
A roof made of a thin piece or plate of this rock or a similar material
A thatched roof
A roof made of a material, as straw, rushes, leaves, or the like, used to cover roofs, grain stacks, etc.
A fitted kitchen
A kitchen equipped with furniture
instruments, apparatuses, or devices for a particular purpose or use.
Grind ground ground
to reduce to fine particles, as by pounding or crushing
To clear out
to remove the contents of
To hit home
refer to or be relevant or familiar to
To face up some home truths
an unpleasant fact told to a person about himself
To be situated in
To be located in
In the heart of
in the centre of
In the vicinity
to be located in close neighbourhood
Within easy reach
to be located very near so that it is not difficult to reach there.
To be grateful / thankful for
a specific work required to be done as a duty at home
A stateley home
A mansion that is (or formerly was) occupied by an aristocratic family. One of about 500 large properties built in the British Isles between the mid-16th century and the early part of the 20th century, as well as converted abbeys and other church property
consisting of two thicknesses of glass with a dead air space between them
reputation or influence arising from success, achievement, rank, or other favorable attributes.
the length of time something continues or exists
A room / space where you keep things that are put away, for future use
to fill or litter with things in a disorderly manner
On the premises
On the land and buildings together considered as a property.
the process of travelling between a place of residence and a place of work
A day to day running of the property
An everyday organisation of the land and / or dwelling you own
to involve the full attention of; to engross or engage wholly
the general appearance of a place; the aggregate of features that give character to a landscape.
Wind wound wound
1. to change direction; bend; turn; take a frequently bending course; meander
2.to make (a mechanism) operational by tightening the mainspring with a key (often followed by up
Twists and turns
Having a lot of bends in it
a medallion used to identify a key ring, or position on the ring
to come into possession of; get, acquire, or procure, as through an effort or by a request
Saw sawed sawn
To cut wood, etc, with a tool
very impressive because of great size, stately appearance, dignity, elegance, etc
A bathroom directly connected to a bedroom
a person who owns and leases land, buildings, etc.
an occupant or inhabitant of any place.
to fill or pack as tightly or fully as possible:
senseless, stupid, or foolish. Insane; crazy.
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