A Roman house in Herculaneum. Herculaneum (in modern Italian Ercolano) was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 A.D., located in the territory of the current commune of Ercolano, in the Italian region of Campania in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius.

A Roman house in Herculaneum. Herculaneum (in modern Italian Ercolano) was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 A.D., located in the territory of the current commune of Ercolano, in the Italian region of Campania in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius.

Ancient Rome. Well preserved Roman house at Herculaneum - 1st Century AD Casa Sannitica. Note the enclosed gallery above the atrium

Ancient Rome. Well preserved Roman house at Herculaneum - 1st Century AD Casa Sannitica. Note the enclosed gallery above the atrium

reconstruction of a wealthy priest's home in the Upper City of Jerusalem ~ Balage Balogh

reconstruction of a wealthy priest's home in the Upper City of Jerusalem ~ Balage Balogh

I LOVE Roman houses! It could be cool to have an internal courtyard design with the great room on one long side and an orangerie on the other which can be instead of a greenhouse elsewhere on the property and double as a wedding venue and our outdoor eating area for holidays and events.

I LOVE Roman houses! It could be cool to have an internal courtyard design with the great room on one long side and an orangerie on the other which can be instead of a greenhouse elsewhere on the property and double as a wedding venue and our outdoor eating area for holidays and events.

Wealthy Roman citizens in the towns lived in a domus. They were single-storey houses which were built around a courtyard known as an atrium.  Atriums had rooms opening up off of them and they had no roofs.  A rich Roman house had many rooms including kitchen, bath, dining, bedrooms and rooms for slaves.  A long covered porch, or verandah, with a low wall and pillars, was built along the front of the house to keep the rooms cool .PoorRomans lived in simple flats. These were called insulae .

Wealthy Roman citizens in the towns lived in a domus. They were single-storey houses which were built around a courtyard known as an atrium. Atriums had rooms opening up off of them and they had no roofs. A rich Roman house had many rooms including kitchen, bath, dining, bedrooms and rooms for slaves. A long covered porch, or verandah, with a low wall and pillars, was built along the front of the house to keep the rooms cool .PoorRomans lived in simple flats. These were called insulae .

Roman house with interior courtyard garden http://www.timetrips.co.uk/roman%20towns%20houses.htm

Roman house with interior courtyard garden http://www.timetrips.co.uk/roman%20towns%20houses.htm

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