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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…

Living Room?

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Ever wondered how to fit 16 people from 6 different families into a 3 bedroom Victorian house? We have just finished researching a house in what is now affluent Notting Hill, and discovered that the first inhabitants of the property had to…

The Camberwell Coincidence

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We are asked to investigate house histories and draw properties all over the UK. We’ve travelled from Killyleagh in Northern Ireland down to Taunton in Devon, but it has to be said that the majority of our work is in London and the Home Counties.…

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…

Free Letterhead!

Our architectural drawing service is very versatile. Not everyone goes for the full picture including a house history. Some like to keep it simple and just order the drawing on its own. The drawings themselves can be put to many different…