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The architects who inspired generations of British house builders


Britain is blessed with an embarrassment of riches in terms of its housing stock – from idyllic thatched cottages and bijou terraced homes, to fine baroque townhouses and country mansions with sparkling orangeries and manicured gardens.

This blog showcases the work of 5 amazing architects that continue to inspire home builders.

1. Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723)

Wren had a lot of intelligence. Wren was an acclaimed mathematician, physicist and astronomer but is best known for being one of the most prolific architects in history.

The Palace of Versailles, in France, is a good example of his influence on European architecture.

Baroque features are included

  • Vaulted Cupolas
  • Colonnades that twirl
  • Smooth stucco and rough stone walls and doors
  • Ceilings ornately painted with frescoes
  • Trompe l’oeil paintings on the ceilings and walls. The painted windows would create the illusion that there were windows.
  • Interior and exterior Gilding
  • Interior design that is highly elaborate and decorative

Wren is credited with rebuilding London out of the ashes from the Great Fire, 1666. He…

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