Category : Private Houses

Sarsden House - credit James Kerr http://www.jameskerr.co.uk/
Nov 13th, 2012 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Sarsden House, Oxfordshire

Sarsden House from the NE - credit James Kerr Sarsden House, near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, was rebuilt by William Walter in 1689 after a major fire. In 1792 James Langston inherited the house and commissioned...

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Ramley House in the 19th Century
Oct 30th, 2012 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Ramley House, Hampshire

Ramley House in the 19th Century Ramley House is a large two storied house faced in stucco with rusticated quoins. It has wide eaves and a hipped slate roof. The garden facade has a bowed centre with a ground floor...

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Lichfield Court
Oct 20th, 2012 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 4 Comments

Lichfield Court, Richmond-upon-Thames

Lichfield Court is situated in Sheen Road, Richmond-upon-Thames. It is built on the site of Lichfield House which was believed by George Augustus Sala to have been built by Christopher Wren and later to have become...

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Albert Hall Mansions
Oct 5th, 2012 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Albert Hall Mansions

Albert Hall Mansions In 1872–73 the 1851 Exhibition Commissioners decided to take advantage of a buoyant market to lease parts of their estate for private building. Their first attention was given to the...

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Connaught Square
Oct 1st, 2012 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Connaught Square, London

Typical Houses in Connaught Square This area of Hyde Park has remained in the hands of the church since the medieval period and originally covered around 500 acres, including the entire area from Marble Arch to...

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Roehampton House
Sep 21st, 2012 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Recent projects | Residences | 2 Comments

Roehampton House

Roehampton House (West front) - with thanks to St James Roehampton House, in Roehampton, SW London, was built by the architect Thomas Archer in 1710-12 for the London merchant Thomas Cary. Cary had been born in the...

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Sim Harris escaping from the Iranian Embassy Siege
Jul 1st, 2012 | | Exterior | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

13-15 Princes Gate, London

Sim Harris, a hostage, escaping from the Iranian Embassy Siege Here he is seen crossing from No. 16 to No. 17 Princes Gate On 30th April 1980 the five day Iranian Embassy Siege was ended when men from the elite...

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Sherlock-holmes-and-magnifying-glass - Credit Nisheeth
Apr 7th, 2012 | | History | Paint Technical | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 3 Comments

The Paint Detective

It was having given my recent talk at the Charleston Art & Antique Forum, in South Carolina, that I was prompted to illustrate here just how effective properly-executed paint analysis can be. What follows is a...

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Tennyson House
Feb 17th, 2012 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Tennyson House, Twickenham

Montpelier Row, Twickenham, faces east over Marble Hill Park. The houses were built in about 1721 by a retired naval officer Captain John Gray, who seems to have acquired sufficient prize money to invest it in land...

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Richmond Hill Terrace Exterior
Nov 25th, 2011 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

The Terrace, Richmond Hill

This was another of those houses that I had been hoping to be involved with for many years and then fate struck twice. In the late 1990s I carried out an initial paint investigation of two of the rooms and then I...

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