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image SM volume 62/64

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SM volume 62/64


[9] Record alternative design for a new house: plan and elevation


Plan of the Hall floor


bar scale of 1/13 inch to 1 foot


T.P.Phipps / The Entrance front of a Design proposed, rooms labelled: Porch, Hall, Drawing Room, Breakfast / Room, Eating Room, Library and Dressing / Room

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and blue washes, shaded mounted on on thin laid paper (363 x 237) on page 64 of volume 62


Soane Office


The plan form is close to that of drawing [8] though slightly wider. The two stairs are next to each other and both are of the half-turn with landings type. The elevation has three bays either side of a generous door and is articulated by six pilasters, the centre four supporting a pediment; antefixae ornament the parapet.



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