But I wonder that the late Judge--being so opulent, and with a reasonable prospect of transmitting his wealth to descendants of his own--should not have felt the propriety of embodying so excellent a piece of domestic architecture
in stone, rather than in wood.
This had been the best quarter of San Francisco, but had fallen into neglect and decay, partly because the primitive character of its domestic architecture
no longer suited the maturing tastes of our wealthy citizens, partly because certain public improvements had made a wreck of it.
The bed-chamber to which my wife and I were shown, was a large, low, ghostly room; with a quantity of withered branches on the hearth, and two doors without any fastening, opposite to each other, both opening on the black night and wild country, and so contrived, that one of them always blew the other open: a novelty in domestic architecture
, which I do not remember to have seen before, and which I was somewhat disconcerted to have forced on my attention after getting into bed, as I had a considerable sum in gold for our travelling expenses, in my dressing-case.
That Elizabethan domestic architecture
is charming in its way; but it's against the very nature of it to break out into turrets.
There were some really curious pieces of mediaeval domestic architecture
By day, one could admire the variety of its edifices, all sculptured in stone or wood, and already presenting complete specimens of the different domestic architectures
of the Middle Ages, running back from the fifteenth to the eleventh century, from the casement which had begun to dethrone the arch, to the Roman semicircle, which had been supplanted by the ogive, and which still occupies, below it, the first story of that ancient house de la Tour Roland, at the corner of the Place upon the Seine, on the side of the street with the Tannerie.
Hermann Muthesius, that astute German chronicler whose three-volume report Das englische Haus was published in 1904, described it as 'among the finest examples of domestic architecture
to be seen in London'.
According to English Heritage, the house is a "remarkable and rare" example of Jacobean domestic architecture
and was one of the last of the timber-framed homes to be built in an English town before the lessons learned in the Great Fire of London.
The unifying theme of the house slices through well-trodden territory, brilliantly drawing out correspondences between works of domestic architecture
and other media: between Salvador Dali's spindly 'crutches of reality' in Sleep (1937) and the equally spindly pilotis of OMA's Villa Dall'Ava (1991) and the equally spindly pilotis of OMA's Villa Dall'Ava (1991); or the endless steps of Casa Malaparte (1942) and the long passage of Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Slow House (1991).
The timber-framed buildings are viewed as fine examples of Jacobean domestic architecture
and Surtees House is best known as the scene of the elopement of Bessie with John Scott, later Lord Chancellor of England.
First-time visitors to Italy are often struck by the nature of Renaissance-era domestic architecture
, which tends to be of a different size and degree of ornamentation than they have been led to believe.
SIR - I am researching the domestic architecture
of J Romilly Allen (1847-1907), who was, I believe, born and brought up in Barry.