His father, Sir Charles Barry
, designed the British Houses of Parliament, and his brothers Edward and Charles had created several London landmark buildings, including the Royal Opera House.
William was friends with the great Sir Charles Barry
, whom he commissioned to redesign Soughton Hall sometime shortly after he inherited it.
WHERE AND WHY Good heavens, this vast Grade II listed building used to be a nuns' monastery, by the same architect who designed the Houses of Parliament, Sir Charles Barry
. And you can feel the history in the polished wood and tiled corridors, but the stunning entrance, bar, lounges and - most importantly - 56 bedrooms, are cutting-edge modern.
Gibson House, formerly The Cleveland Club, is named after its architect John Gibson who worked with Sir Charles Barry
, designing the Houses of Parliament.
This building, which stood on New Street where King Edward House now stands from 1836 to 1936, was designed by Sir Charles Barry
, whose next major commission was the Houses of Parliament.
Fire destroyed most of the Palace of Westminster in 1834 and architect Sir Charles Barry
was commissioned to create a new one.
Under his direction, Sir Charles Barry
transformed the Deepdene into a grandiose renaissance palazzo, to which many of the contents of Duchess Street were removed after its sale in 1851 (the house itself was demolished, seemingly without record, in 1936).
RED ALERT: The warm reds and yellows show energy leaking out of our historic Houses of Parliament, built by Sir Charles Barry
in 1868; COOL BLUE: The }1960s-built Berlaymont, which houses the EU in Brussels, above, is far more efficient than the Reichstag in Berlin, below
Sir Charles Barry
added a wing in the late 1820s, and in the last years of the nineteenth century royalty were entertained here, but in 1921 the then owner auctioned off much of the furnishings, including the 1640s panelling and furnishings of the dining room that included a 12ft high Baroque doorway and a remarkable frieze of polychromed, gilded and embossed leatherwork.
Soughton Hall was built by in 1714 Edward Conway and remodelled by the famous Sir Charles Barry
whose iconic works include the Houses of Parliament and Highclere Castle - home to the aristocratic Crawley family in the hit ITV series Downton Abbey.
Architect Sir Charles Barry
and Pugin designed the present-day palace, which was constructed between 1840 and 1852.
Which Staffordshire garden did Sir Charles Barry