I believe a house must be sexy. And by sexy, I do not mean sexual. To me a sexy house is casually glamorous and a little unexpected - like me! It's like lounging in a tuxedo, tie removed and the shoes kicked aside. Having a pool helps, especially like the one pictured here.
And, since I'm all about sexy today, this house in Cartagena, Colombia which was featured in a 2008 edition of Veranda fits the bill nicely.