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1 Palace Green, Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8. 1868-67. [Click on images to enlarge them.] Jones and Woodward comment that this building, which Webb designed for the Hon. George Howard, the important Pre-Raphaelite patron, is the architect's "most important town house." Initially rejected by the the Commissioners headed by Pennethorne "because of the absence of stone as a relief to the brick façade" (158), it was built after Webb added some of that material. Jones and Woodward also point out that "the combination of tall Queen Anne style windows and pointed arches considerably pre-dates Norman Shaw's use of them" (158).

Left: Use of stone. Right: Ironwork on entrance gate. [Click on images to enlarge them.]


Jones, Edward, & Christopher Woodward. A Guide to the Architecture of London. 2nd ed. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1992

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