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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46.—Marshcourt : The Hall and its Screen. 68 Marshcourt dates from a time when Sir Edwin was giving a more closeattention to details of craftsmanship than is demanded byhis later work in a more austere manner. The ,rich, perhapsit is fair to say heavy, plaster-work of the hall ceiling (Fig.46) shows a vigorous sense not only of decorative values,but of the contrasting play of various textures. Grey Walls is a small, albeit dignified, holiday home
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47.—Marshcourt : An Upper Stair. Grey Walls, Gullane 69 standing on the famous Muirfield Links. It was built forthe late Mr. Alfred Lyttelton, but now belongs to Mrs.Brinton. The position of the site with reference both tothe links and the road, as well as the difficulty of catchingboth the sun and the view to the north, drove Sir EdwinLutyens to some engaging shifts in planning, the outcomeof which is at once original and attractive. The feelingof poise which comes from symmetry he secured in theentrance court ; but even by setting out the front of thehouse on a curve it could not have a direct relationshipwith the approach road without disarranging its elevationto the links, seen in Fig. 49. The waywardness of thenatural lines was therefore masked by an attractive groupof lodges and garage at the south corner of the site arrangedto form an outer forecourt. Between two of these the driveleads through a walled garden of interesting shape to thecurved entrance front, flanked by low p
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