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An eccentric Englishman has recently built a house in Quarter Tivoli for the residence of himself, his wife and eight children, which is the talk of all Paris. It is circular, and has neither door nor window externally. The approach to it is from the ground floor on to the roof by means of a ladder, which is moved up and down by machinery similar to that of a .draw-bridge. There is only one floor, and that contains eighteen apparhnents, more or less small in dimensions, looking into the centre, which is lighted from above by a glazed cupola. One stove for all these rooms is in the middle, and in summer is to be' occupied by an exquisite parterre of flowers. A circular balcony, open to all the apartments, surrounds this space. The motive of this oddity is, of course, only known to the author of it, but everybody can see that two points are gained by it—immunity from the taxes on doors and windows and a perfect preventive of any attempt at burglary.—Boston Traveller.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 78, 25 March 1880

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A QUEER HOUSE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 78, 25 March 1880