Private Homes

Sim Harris escaping from the Iranian Embassy Siege

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...

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Sherlock-holmes-and-magnifying-glass - Credit Nisheeth

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...

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Tennyson House

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...

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Richmond Hill Terrace Exterior

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...

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18 St James's Square - Main Facade

18 St James’s Square, London

King Street Facade - before History1 From 1727 to 1733 the newly built house on this site was occupied by Philip, Earl of Chesterfield, but Thomas Phillips retained the freehold...

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Malmesbury House

Malmesbury House, Salisbury

Malmesbury House, is in the Close of Salisbury Cathedral, in Wiltshire. Once called Cole Abbey, or Copt Hall, it was built on the site of some small medieval houses to the...

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North London House - Facade

A North London House

By no means is all my work carried out in well-known or particularly important buildings. Some of the more interesting projects take place in houses of a much smaller scale. ...

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Honington Hall

Honington Hall, Warwickshire

Honington Hall - East Front Honington Hall was built in about 1682 by Sir Henry Parker in place of an earlier house. In 1737 the estate passed to the Townsend family, who made...

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King's Observatory, Kew

King’s Observatory, Kew

The King’s Observatory was an astronomical and terrestrial magnetic observatory built for George III, a keen amateur astronomer. The architect was Sir William Chambers who...

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