The gardens were laid out in graceful and classical designs.
"It's not just about repeating classical design verbatim," he says.
He started with a classical design, which eventually developed a more Baroque character.
The classical design was taken from examples in Athens.
Around 1910, the porch and entrance was added, in a classical design.
Instead, he took the best elements from classical, historical design and translated them into Modern vernacular.
One of these is an 18th-century French gun decorated in classical designs.
The classical design was a far cry from today's functional agricultural buildings.
Of the eight houses, one is particularly well known for its classical design and scenic location.
But its classical design can be seen as a symptom of Venetian decline.