According to Architectural Digest, one can finally go on a tour of Strawberry Hill. The castle of Otranto is one of the strangest books I have ever read (especially for it's time) but it's oddly absent as an "influence" in the Gothic community. This is particularity funny because it anticipates the kitsch theatrical character of the subculture way better than anything by Poe. The following are from the Strawberry Hill Garden website.
The following is a painting I really like (used in at least one polyvore collage) by the artist Johann Heinrich Muntz, a nice landscape with Strawberry Hill. My first thought was "Why did they paint it bright white?", well as we can see from the painting, that is how Walpole intended it.
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