The CATHERINE PALACE St Petersburg Russia ~ Although the palace is popularly associated with Catherine II ("The Great"), It was originally built in 1717 for Catherine I, the wife of Peter The Great, as her summer palace.
A beautiful courtyard home in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico showcases this sparkling lap pool. See the full feature article here: Absolutely stunning Casa Lluvia Blanca in Mexico. (via House + House Architects)
Casa Batllo (World Heritage Site) - One of 2 houses by Gaudí in Barcelona that can be toured. truly amazing and worth the visit. go in the mornings, before the site gets crowded with architecture students.