Studio: international art — 57.1913

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Recent Designs in Domestic Architecture

Recent de-
signs in

DOMESTIC

ARCHITECTURE.

HOUSE IN LEXHAM GARDENS, KENSINGTON

STANLEY-BARRETT AND DRIVER, ARCHITECTS

in the district is in course of formation for the
purpose of taking the matter in hand.

With the Norwegian Folke-Museum at Bygdo,
outside Christiania, which has a national and not
a local character, I have dealt in a previous article,
but since then, thanks
to M. Hans Aall’s able
management, it has
grown into a thoroughly
representative museum.

It now boasts twenty-eight
old buildings and some
twenty thousand articles.

Space will not allow me
to accompany the illus-
trations with any ex-
planatory letterpress, nor
is such really needed,
inasmuch as the reader
without any difficulty will
recognise similar types
to those already de-
scribed. The Bygdo
Open-air Museum is ex-
tremely interesting, but
its location does not afford
the same scope as does
that of the Maihaugen
and one or two others.

“The Tiled House,”
here illustrated, is adjacent
to the “ Studio House,”
of which an interior view
was given in one of our
recent numbers, and con-
trasts strongly with other
houses in the vicinity,
which are mostly of an
early or mid-Victorian
type. But for the fact
that it looks so clean and
fresh by comparison with
its smoke-toned neigh-
bours, the house with its
stone mullioned windows,
leaded light casements,
rough-casted walls, and
roof covered with old
tiles, might pass for a
much older structure than these, but as a matter
of fact it was only completed about a year ago.
The hall, of which an illustration is given, has a
polished, dark red quarried floor and beamed
ceiling. At the farther end the fireplace, built in

HOUSE IN LEXHAM GARDENS I

THE HALL

STANLEY-BARRETT AND DRIVER, ARCHITECTS

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