English Houses

Inspirational Interiors from City Apartments to Country Manor Houses

Author: Ben Pentreath

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849757539

Category: Design

Page: 224

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Visiting 12 very different homes, Ben explores and appraises the unique spirit of the English House – at once restrained and simple yet overflowing with a generosity of touch and a richness of color and texture. The book is divided into three sections: London, Country, and Country House, and the interiors featured range from a 1930s pied-a-terre in London's historic St James to designer Veere Grenney's pocket-sized Palladian Temple folly in Suffolk and Wardington, a 16th-century stone manor house in North Oxfordshire. Ben’s own homes, in central London and West Dorset, are also included. These homes vary greatly in architecture, size, shape and age, but they all have in common a peculiarly English style – richly-layered rooms that deftly intertwine colour and pattern and a mix of old and new furniture to create timeless and comfortable places to live.

Small Georgian Houses in England and Virginia

Origins and Development Through the 1750s

Author: Daniel Drake Reiff

Publisher: University of Delaware Press


Category: Architecture

Page: 348

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This is the first study which has seriously and thoroughly examined the English post-Renaissance vernacular background for the famous Georgian houses of Virginia (ca. 1710-1760), and related them exhaustively to their American counter-parts.

Architecture in Britain, 1530 to 1830

Author: John Summerson,John Newenham Summerson, Sir

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300058864

Category: Architecture

Page: 588

View: 3770


The author charts the development of architectural theory and practice from Elizabeth I to George IV. Questions of style, technology, and the social framework are resolved as separable but always essential components of the building worlds.