i didn’t know this until i looked it up…the definition of a folly is, “a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park.” in that case- i want one, especially if it can be just like nickly haslam’s.
i have been devouring the book nickly haslam’s folly of grandeur: the romance and revival in an english country house/ buy here, this weekend…. the pink bricked tudor english country house with a gabled facade and picturesque setting is so inspiring and beautiful…..don’t you think?
the book chronicles stories about the rooms and details about the decorating and furnishings, and gives a glimpse into the details that give the folly it’s unique sense of life (personally i love all the vignettes throughout photographed by simon upton...they tell the story).
i’m completely obsessed with furlow gatewood’s folly, and now nicky’s. i don’t know about you, but i most certainly would love to have a folly, and who says it has to be “costly”or “unpractical,” i think it would be an inspiring creative adventure and a much needed retreat! enjoy!