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country seat

A rural residence of some importance.
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While it covers much of the same basic ground as Girouard, it seeks to look beyond the architectural carapace with which Life in the English Country House was largely concerned.
A spokeswoman for Christie's described the atmosphere in the sale room as ``electric'' and said: ``The round el was discovered in an English country house literally under the stairs by the owners who were redecorating and stumbled across it.
Altman, better known for American tales like MASH and The Player, turns his gaze here on an English country house shooting party in 1932.
Ryan, who is married to stunning starlet Reese Witherspoon - and gets to bed posh Kristin Scott-Thomas in Altman's black comedy thriller set in a 1930s English country house - was one of just a few Americans appearing alongside a virtual who's who of British film talent.
Under 'My home is my castle' the English country house ideal of Muthesius (Haus Freudenberg, 1908) stands next to Thut's private ecological paradise for those of more modest means (Terraces, Munich 1978) and Scharoun's one-off Modernism (Haus Baensch, 1935) rubs up against Everyman's urban flat of the late nineties (Kollhof/Timmermann, Berlin flats, 1994).
Chris Si King "We wanted to create an English country house experience reflecting the trend for small London boutique hotels, combining chic sophistication with a fun experience - and great food of course.
Cheryl Cole had to make do with an English country house that was undergoing construction work.
The gabled manor house of the early 17th century is, for many people, the epitome of the English country house.
Sited next to a lake, the walk from the car park to the house takes you over the Adam Bridge to see a classic English country house and garden straight out of a Jane Austen novel.
It was all very depressing, but the exhibition worked wonders in encouraging positive and constructive attitudes towards the cultural and artistic importance of the English country house.
It ties in with Greenaway's film trilogy The Tulse Luper Suitcases and is also an exploration of the English country house.
Nicknamed the Starship Enterprise because of its starlike design by Kathryn Findlay, one of the country's top architects, the design won a competition by the Royal Institute of British Architects to provide a modern English country house.