Title: Lutyens houses and gardens
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Weaver, Lawrence, 1876-1930
Subjects: Lutyens, Edwin Landseer, Sir, 1869-1944 Architecture, Domestic Gardens
Publisher: London, Offices of "Country life", ltd. [etc.] New York, C. Scribner’s Sons
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation
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h -fr**-7 the grate unpolished. So different do they look that theymight almost be of different marbles. It will be noticedfrom the plan (Fig. 80) that the kitchen-quarters are some-what restricted in size ; but they were devised to suit exactlythe requirements of Mr. Hemingways household and aregood in arrangement both in themselves and in relation tothe dining-room. It may be said of some of Sir Edwinsearly work, and with perfect fairness, that the planning isill-considered ; but this house is eminently workable andpractical inevery way. Up-stairs the roomsare large, butcall for no par-ticular descrip-tion, save thatthe outlines ofthe glazing barsin the doors ofthe cupboardsin the corridorare good (Fig.82). It is when wecome to thegarden frontthat the fullcharm of thehouse is appar-ent (Figs. 75and yy). It isnot beyondcriticism, butfew faults areto be found. Itseems a pitythat the sim-plicity of theroof has beenbroken to admitof the little cen- tral window, 83-Heathcote garden Plan.
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n6 garden Treatment and a more strict adherence to Palladian models wouldhave suggested the crowning of the facade by somemarked feature like a pediment, particularly in view ofthat window. But Sir Edwin is a law unto himself,and happily so. Instead of a central doorway, whichwould have ruined the hall plan, he has put one on eitherside. The cornice of the order is protected from therain coming off the upper roof by a roofing of pantiles,which add warmth and bring the colour scheme downwardsto the terrace, where it is picked up by the risers of theterrace steps and by great red pots for growing plants. Theside pavilions are rather large (according to Italian prece-dents) as compared with the central block ; but here againthere has been no attempt to distort the plan to suit anypreconceived ideas of exterior treatment. It is perhapsonly the expert in this most difficult architectural languagewho can appreciate the hard thinking and infinite patiencethat have gone into the detail of the
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