My favourite was an exquisite converted barn, decorated with extraordinary taste and with a wonderful walled courtyard with a fountain and built in benches where we sat outside and ate lunch, wind-free. The blue-stone soaked up the sun and created a wonderful micro-climate, the owner said put out a t a fire-pit in winter to extend it's use.
The last house on the tour was a grand old 15,000 sq ft Main Line estate built in the 1930s. You stepped back into a bygone era with servants and house parties. Stepped terraces led down to a wonderful old pool and pool house, the bathrooms were remodelled and fabulous and it was on the market for a mere $4 million.
Then back home to our rather more modest estate to see our tulips in full bloom.