Friday, April 13, 2012

Upton Abbey

Like so many others, I am addicted to the PBS series Downton Abbey. Highclere Castle, where the series is filmed is a grand example of the "Gothick" Revival style popular in England in the late 18th - early 19th Century. This house is a less elaborate version of that style, and like some actual examples includes both medieval and neoclassical elements in its design.

The design is my own invention, rather than a copy of an existing building. To my surprise, about two weeks after I finished it, I watched an episode of Midsomer Murders on Netflix that included a house very much like it - central tower and all!

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