Spread of the Official style
Maison de plaisance were used for reflection and dialogue.
The spread of different artistic styles was not confined to official residences but proliferated in smaller châteaus in the countryside as well, the so-called maison de plaisance. Famous court architects and architects were commissioned to build and decorate these residences, employing a diversity of styles. Sometimes the term “correspondence architecture” is used, which means that the project was created by well-known designers in another country, whose designs were then sent to the clients, and realised by local artists. The maison de plaisance were not only venues for pleasure and self-representation, however, but played an important diplomatic and administrative role in addition.
Savoyai Mansion

1702–1722
Ráckeve, Pest County, Hungary
Johann Lucas (Lukas) von Hildebrandt (1668–1745)
A maison de plaisance that not only served the nobles penchant for luxury but also became the official building for administration of the Habsburg monarchy, which meant the Holy Roman Empire as well.