Victorian - Carson Mansion in Eureka CA--"considered the most grand Victorian home in America." William Carson (July 15, 1825 – February 20, 1912), for whom the mansion was built, arrived in San Francisco from New Brunswick, Canada in 1849. He was one of Northern California's first major lumber barons.
Japanese traditional rural thatched house. From the book Japan Country Living: Spirit, Tradition, Style by Amy Sylvester Katoh, photographs by Shin Kimura, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland Vermont and Tokyo, Japan, 1993. Kimura's work has also appeared in Met Home and Paris Vogue.