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August 13, 2019

Two years ago we enjoyed a tour of Philadelphia Museum of Art, of which the centrepiece was, undoubtedly, the Lansdowne House drawing room, designed by Robert Adam in the 1760s. The room was acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1931, when the front of the house, was demo...

October 2, 2016

On Friday we went to see – oh! the palace of palaces! and yet a palace sans crown, sans coronet – but such expense! such taste! such profusion! ... The old house I have often seen, which was built by Thomas Gresham; but it so improved and enriched, that all the Percies and Seymou...

September 15, 2016

'...a fine example of the artistic home of a gentleman of the eighteenth century...’

The Iveagh Bequest Act, 1929.

Kenwood House, on the edge of London’s Hampstead Heath, was probably first built in the early 17th century. Between 1764 and 1779 Robert Adam transformed it into a neo...

August 5, 2016

Culzean Castle was constructed as an L-plan castle by order of the 10th Earl of Cassilis. He instructed the architect Robert Adam to rebuild a previous, but more basic, structure into a fine country house to be the seat of his earldom. The castle was built in stages between 1777...