A cabinet maker laboured for six years to turn his Lancashire retirement flat into a copy of French king Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles.
Dennis Nelems, 65, of Cleveleys, near Blackpool, spent £30,000 recreating the Baroque masterpiece as he hated his flat's beige carpets and plain walls.
The two-bedroomed home is now adorned with angels, cherubs and sketched paintings in the style of Michelangelo.
Mr Nelems wife, Norma, 62, said she "wouldn't have it any other way."
She added: "When we got married I had no idea he would do something like this, he just said he was going to do some decorating."
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