When I was in my early 20s I was working at the accountants. We had to audit many companies, large and small. One of my favorite audits was a textile merchant. He was very successful and became a millionaire. As he lived a few miles away from me he would collect me in his Rolls Royce and drive me to his company.
On a few occasions, he took me to his house. It was located in a beautiful valley, on the side of a hill. He had horses in the field and several other cars in a big garage.
The house was huge. It was a single-storey building which seemed to go on forever. It was built according to his instructions. So many bedrooms and bathrooms.
However, the best feature was the indoor swimming pool. It was heated and very large. There were changing rooms and separate bathrooms for men and women. It was amazing.
I always thought that if I became very rich I would like a house like that. I could swim any time I wanted, night and day. Unfortunately, I never did make a million, but I can dream. I will always remember the times I visited there and had a swim in the lovely pool. It was always warm and inviting. An unforgettable home, unique. It was so big, yet very friendly inside.
e.g. a small town set in a valley
a two-storey building双层建筑
the upper/lower storey of the house楼的上／下层
a million/millions of =a very large amount 大量
e.g. He made his millions on currency deal. 他的万贯家财都是通过外汇交易得到的。
SYN: make a pile;
make a mint;
make a fortune
inviting = attractive: making you want to do, try, taste etc. sth