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If asked what style of architecture one would associate with William Kent, one of the leading designers of the Georgian era, most would say Palladian and, if pushed, they might argue that his interiors are distinctly Baroque. Yet Kent is … Continue reading
The very name ‘country house’ implies a certain rural solitude; a fine house surrounded by its own acres. Yet, some owners, for reasons of preference or amenity, chose to site their country house on the coast – and the recent … Continue reading
Run-down or derelict country houses are often an enticing prospect for a developer, especially where the house still retains some land, on which they can propose ‘enabling development’. In theory this is the correct use of this exemption but frequently … Continue reading