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.
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 .