- Robert and James Adam office drawings
There are two plans showing variant designs for the first storey of the house (Adam volumes 35/77 and 35/78). The two notable differences between the variant plans are that SM Adam volume 35/77 has two rear-wing extensions, while SM Adam volume 35/78 only has one, and that SM Adam volume 35/77 has a single powdering room between the two rear apartments, while the same space in Adam volume 35/78 is divided into two closets.
Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.
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Contents of Designs and finished drawing for a house, 1791, unexecuted (6)
-  Design for a house showing the half-sunk basement storey, 1791, unexecuted
-  Design for a house showing the ground storey and principal elevation, 1791, unexecuted
-  Design for a house showing the first storey, 1791, unexecuted
-  Finished drawing for a house showing the first storey, 1791, unexecuted
-  Design for a house showing garret (second) storey, 1791, unexecuted
-  Design for a house showing a longitudinal section, 1791, unexecuted