Category : Private Houses

Ethelburga Estate
Sep 19th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | 1 Comment

Ethelburga Estate, Battersea

Wartime Damage Caused by Bombing – London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945 The areas in Black show total destruction; Purple – damaged beyond repair; Dark Red – seriously damaged, doubtful if repairable...

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Houghton Hall 2013
Sep 15th, 2013 | | Patrick's Writing | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Country House and Garden Tours – An Introduction

Houghton Hall 2013 For ten years I have had the privilege of being invited to join small groups of American students of the decorative arts and architecture on their visits to English and Irish country houses. These...

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Sion Row by Ian Yarham
Sep 14th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Sion Row, Twickenham

Sion Row The village of Twickenham is situated about ten miles west of London beside the River Thames. In the seventeenth century a number of substantial houses were built on both banks of the Thames in the area,...

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Meard Street
Jun 30th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Meard Street, London

Meard Street, in Soho, London, was designed and built as a speculative development by John Meard a local builder and businessman. The eastern, wider part of Meard Street, containing Nos. 1–7 (odd) and Nos. 2–6...

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Studios - South Edwardes Square
Jun 8th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 8 Comments

Edwardes Square Studios, South Edwardes Square, Kensington

Edwardes Square, in Kensington, was built between 1811 and 1819. By 1820 the garden was designed by Agostino Aglio, an Italian artist, with guidance from the Royal Horticultural Society. Agostino Aglio The...

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Chute Lodge - Rear
Jun 2nd, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

Chute Lodge, Wiltshire

North Front Chute Lodge stands in Chute Forest, near Andover, Hampshire. It is a Grade I listed building. A house called Chute Lodge was standing in 1632 and was lived in by Sir John Collins M.P. (1624-1711) in...

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White Lodge
Apr 11th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

A Regency Villa near London

I am frequently asked to assist the new owner of a house in the selection of suitable paint and colours. In this instance it was for an early nineteenth century house to the east of London. The house has two...

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Cassiobury USA
Apr 7th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Cassiobury, Bedford Hills, New York USA

Cassiobury USA Cassiobury was built in 1927 in Bedford Hills, New York on a 24 acre site bordering the Beaver Dam river. The area is known for its tranquil landscapes and sumptuous country estates. It was designed...

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Mayshiel Exterior
Apr 6th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

A Shooting Lodge

This Shooting Lodge, in the north of England, was completed in 2001 to a design by Craig Hamilton, with architectural references from Auchendinny by Sir William Bruce and Bankton House at Prestonpans. The design...

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Cassiobury
Apr 1st, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 5 Comments

Cassiobury, Hertfordshire

Cassiobury from the Garden “Cassiobury was one of the county’s major architectural losses of the c20.”1 This may seem yet another of my tenuous links – after all, the house was demolished nearly 90 years...

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