Category Archives: Architecture

Strawberry Hill House London + Horace Walpole

The Royal and Imperial Academy’s Study Leave Part I | Crittal Factor | Found Treasures Before the quips of Oscar Wilde there were the quotes of Horace Walpole. Take, “The world is a tragedy to those who feel but a comedy to … Continue reading

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Lissan House Cookstown + Autumn

A Tense Presence The last of the lineage, the late Hazel Dolling née Staples of Lissan House recorded at the beginning of the 21st century, “It is very quiet in the house at night but I know all the creaks. … Continue reading

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Dunbrody House Hotel Wexford + Lord Newborough

Searching for a Title By hook or by crook we will dine at Dunbrody House. Oliver Cromwell, ever the joker in the pack, reputedly quipped he would take Ireland “by Hook or by Crook”. That is, start a-raping and a-pillaging … Continue reading

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Inch Island + Inch Pier + Inch Strand + Inch House Inishowen Donegal

Take a Mile … or several. Driving over the causeway which links Inch Island to the mainland, the mainland being an aqueous bulge of land itself (Inishowen Peninsula), we are faced with one of life’s merrier dilemmas. “Strand 2 kilometres” … Continue reading

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Villa Bleuler + Zürich Lake

Castle Copeland On warm autumnal days, when nature is turning from green to lemon and amber and scarlet, wandering through the leaf strewn gardens on the east and west banks of Zürich Lake is one of life’s finer pleasures. Open … Continue reading

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Zürich + The Doors

Alpine Wood Zürich, where wealth is worn unabashed.

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Zürich + Swiss Cottage

Say Cheese Swiss Mountain.

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Villa Escher + Belvoir Park Zürich

Swiss Heir “You must have good taste!” exclaimed Lucy Worsley over lunch at the Marriott Grosvenor Square London last week. The Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces was looking resplendent in a red velvet dress. She was returning the compliment … Continue reading

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Crevenagh House Tyrone + Autumn

Beauty Call Astonished by our brilliance in front of behind the camera, the pictures speak for themselves.

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Lifford + The Doors

Borderlands Designed by Michael Priestley in the mid 18th century, Lifford Courthouse (now a restaurant and prison museum) with its Gibbsian keystoned rusticated pedimented doorcase is reckoned to be the most impressive public building in County Donegal. The better half … Continue reading

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