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SM Adam volume 29/84


[6] Unfinished design for the south front of the house, ND, not known to have been executed


Design for a three-and-a-half-storey, five-bay house, with a half-hipped roof with proposed additions, and a three-and-a-half-storey, three-bay wing, with a pyramidal roof. The principal block has three-quarter-height windows at the ground-storey level, with full-height windows at the first-storey level set behind a wrought-iron balustrade, with the central bay pedimented. Above this, at the second-storey level there are half-height windows, and two-storey Corinthian pilasters terminate the first and fifth bays. Preliminary designs for proposed alterations form a Corinthian screen for the first- and second-storey levels. Above this the attic register has balustraded quarter-height windows, with alternate windows pedimented. To the left of the principal block there is a stepped entrance, with Tuscan pilasters surmounted by a balustraded balcony. Above this there is a Corinthian pilaster screen and a pitched roof. To the right of the principal block the three-bay wing has a central entrance, with a string course above, and flanked by rusticated pilasters surmounted by finials. The ground- and first-storey levels omit windows, with half-height windows at the second storey level


bar scale of 7/8 inch to 10 feet


South front of Hopetoun house to Cavendish Square (in the hand of William Adam) / 82 (pencil)

Signed and dated

  • ND

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (494 x 270)


Office hand, possibly, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


GR surmounted by a fleur-de-lis within a crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 40
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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