Private Houses

Dec 9th, 2010 | | Private Houses | 4 Comments


Patrick Baty was commissioned to produce a set of proposals for paint analysis at Mentmore

Mentmore, or Mentmore Towers, is a Neo-Renaissance house in the village of Mentmore in Buckinghamshire. It takes its name from the village in which it stands, and from its numerous towers and pinnacles. It was built 1852-4 by Sir Joseph Paxton and G.H. Stokes for Baron Mayer de Rothschild.

Patrick Baty carried out an assessment for paint analysis at Mentmore

I was commissioned to produce a set of proposals for an analysis of the painted surfaces. Unfortunately it appears that the future of the house is uncertain.

My company Papers and Paints has subsequently supplied specially matched paint for a number of the interiors.

Dining Room

Mentmore has appeared in a number of films, most recently the facade can be seen in the opening moments of Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (the interior however was filmed at Elveden).

Mentmore - Gold Room
The Gold Room

Mentmore - Stairs
The Stairs

Door Knocker

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Comments (4)

eric LeBlancNo Gravatar » 05. Dec, 2014

do you have any additional interior photos of Mentmore Towers?

Any reply would be greatly appreciated!

PatrickNo Gravatar » 05. Dec, 2014

Thanks Eric, I do. However I try not to show too much of my clients’ houses – particularly the interiors. Did you have a particualr question?

Eric LeBlancNo Gravatar » 09. Feb, 2015

I am extremely fascinated by this house, and its history. From what I understand, the house is not being lived in at this time. I was curious if you had photos of the billiards room, or anything else that could shed light on this historical property.

Gavin PittsNo Gravatar » 23. Dec, 2014

You wouldn’t happen to still be in touch with the owner would you and if so is it still Mr S.H.?

Yes, if you have any more interior shots or can advise on the extent of the work that would need to be carried out to restore the house. I understand it is in a very bad way these days?