I think the house and premises may be made comfortable, and given the air of a gentleman's residence, without any very heavy expense, and that must suffice me; and, I hope, may suffice all who care about me. (not reviewed by editor)
Fanny, having been sent into the village on some errand by her aunt Norris, was overtaken by a heavy shower close to the Parsonage; and being descried from one of the windows endeavouring to find shelter under the branches and lingering leaves of an oak just beyond their premises, was forced, though not without some modest reluctance on her part, to come in. (not reviewed by editor)
Samples from Other Sources
She was injured on the premises of the defendant.
"Then," I said, "you have been making a miscalculation, and the letter is not upon the premises, as you suppose."
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Purloined Letter
He refuses to do any copying; he refuses to do any thing; he says he prefers not to; and he refuses to quit the premises.
Herman Melville -- Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
They would like permission to search the premises, which means we have to vote.