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Hatching a Plan

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Recently I’ve been doing a little work for Pegasus Land. They are creating a series of purpose built flats in new and reconditioned buildings with private apartments and also communal areas, such as dining rooms, pools and gym facilities.…

An English Padlock

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"Be to her virtues very kind;And to her indulgencies a little blind". As a child in the house where I grew up, I always longed for there to be a secret room. I used to dream about opening a door I’d never seen before and finding evidence…

The Model Career?

It’s interesting to wonder just how you arrive at your job. How much is luck or destiny. Everyone has talents of one sort or another. Mine are luckily all aligned towards art and design. I have always drawn and made things, ever since I was…

The Round Robin

So much to say about this year that I was tempted to send out the old ‘round robin’ newsletter, but I’ve held back. Partly because I don’t want to bore you but mostly because of the tantalising fact that most of our best work this year…

Before 'Windows' there must have been 'Doors'

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Whilst researching a house in Blackheath in London I discovered some interesting notation in the basement. These must have been calculations for the coal bill, scrawled onto the nearest thing to hand- the back of the door. I suppose rather than…

New frame

I've got a new frame option to add to the collection. This one with a gold edge is a rather happy accident as it wasn't the frame I ordered from my picture framer at all! It's a mystery how he got it wrong, but both the client and I really like…

Birthday Wishes

Nearly all of the drawings we create at Archistory are surprise gifts. Mostly we are asked to produce our house histories and drawings as special birthday presents for men. That’s not to say that women aren’t interested in architectural…

Presents from the Past

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Astute followers of the Archistory Blog may have noticed a distinct lack of blogging lately, this all down to the fact that the whole of November and December was non-stop with work. Christmas always brings a flurry of commissions for us and…

Your home...in time for Christmas!

If you've been thinking about commissioning an ARCHISTORY picture of your house as a special surprise gift in time for Christmas, this week is the time to order! We have lots of really interesting houses on our waiting list at the moment and…