Category : Residences

Holly Mount, Hampstead
Jan 11th, 2014 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

Holly Mount, Hampstead

Many of my smaller projects involve giving advice on the decoration of eighteenth century houses, listed or otherwise. This latest was in a house on Holly Mount in Hampstead village. Possibly one of the smallest...

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16 John Street
Dec 13th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 2 Comments

John Street, Bloomsbury

John Street is in the south-east of London's Bloomsbury, running north from Theobald's Road to Guilford Street. Building started in 1754 and the upper west side had been developed by 1760 (nos 34–36 survive from...

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The Old Deanery
Dec 6th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

The Old Deanery, London

The Old Deanery - with thanks to Bradshaw's Hand Book The Old Deanery was built in 1672-73 as the residence of the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral. William Sancroft became Dean in 1664 and was the first occupant. He...

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Aerial view of the Slubice Palace
Oct 26th, 2013 | | Palaces | Portfolio | Recent projects | Residences | No Comments

Slubice Palace, near Plock, Poland

Słubice Palace The Slubice Palace was built in 1789 for the mayor and chamberlain of Gostynin, Jozef Mikorski and his wife Krystyna (née Miaskowska) by the architect Hilary Szpilowski. It remained in the...

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London Road, Tunbridge Wells
Oct 2nd, 2013 | | Exterior | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Tunbridge Wells

London Road, Tunbridge Wells (before) It is often a straightforward matter when it comes to providing general advice or steering clients towards appropriate paints and paint colours. Having dealt with many hundreds...

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Hampton Court - Kings Staircase 1819 - WH Pyne
Sep 24th, 2013 | | Palaces | Portfolio | Residences | 4 Comments

The King’s Staircase – Hampton Court Palace

The King's Staircase (Credit: Andy Marshall - Fotofacade) The balustrade to the King’s Staircase at Hampton Court Palace was designed and made by the Huguenot ironsmith Jean Tijou. Tijou seems to have arrived in...

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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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