Limited Edition of 300
Designed by Colen Campbell
When – 1722
Where – Norfolk, England
This detailed scale Timothy Richards Limited Edition model of a fine example of one of great country houses of Britain would make a beautiful statement piece for any living room, office or study as a reminder of the great palladian influence on Georgian England.
Houghton Hall, Norfolk was built for Britain’s first Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole in 1722. It was designed by Colen Campbell and is one of the first Palladian building in England. It is now the home of Lord Cholmondeley, the 7th Marquess of Cholmondelay.
Set in 1000 acres of parkland it stands adjacent to Sandringham House. James Gibbs added domes to Houghton Hall and William Kent designed the interiors circa 1735. There is a wonderful story of the main external staircase being lost in a game of cards. The steps only being replaced in the 1970s. The 5th Marquess and his wife Sybil began renovating the house in the 1920’s. This process continued with their grandson David, The 7th Marquess of Cholmondelay who commissioned this model.
The Limited edition involves fine lead work balustrading and statuary work as well as detailed plaster relief present on the façade. This fine plasterwork is also present on the Limited Edition model, which also features the beautiful staircase.
Weight: 5.4 kg
Dimensions: 14.5″w x 9.5″h x 7.5″d