Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  [2] Design for a house and offices, 1779, unexecuted


  • image SM Adam volume 37/101

Reference number

SM Adam volume 37/101


[2] Design for a house and offices, 1779, unexecuted


Plan of the first storey of a house and kitchen offices as Adam volume 37/102, but with no porch shown on the principal front, no link to the offices, and no projecting corner towers on this storey of the offices; and containing bedrooms in each building


bar scale of ¾ inch to 10 feet


Plan of the one pair Story for Col. St. Paul / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Breakfast room / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Water Closet / Bed Chamber or Dressing room / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Powdering room / Bed Chamber / Dressing room and measurements given (verso) 3 / Col. St. Paul

Signed and dated

  • April 1779
    Adelphi / [cropped] datable to April 1779

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (529 x 380)


Adam office hand, probably Robert Adam


GR surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 57
King, 2001, Volume II, pp. 165, 246
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: drawings@soane.org.uk

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.

Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).