Interior Design

Houghton Hall: Portrait of An English Country House

The definitive survey of one of the great treasures of the English country landscape and British architectural heritage.

About The Author

David Cholmondeley is the seventh Marquess of Cholmondeley and the present owner of Houghton Hall.

Andrew Moore is the author of A Capital Collection: Houghton Hall and The Hermitage and Houghton Hall.

Derry Moore has published his photographs in numerous books, including Rooms and In House.

  • Publish Date: October 21, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Architecture - Interior Design - General
  • Publisher: Skira Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-1/4 x 11
  • Pages: 296
  • US Price: $65.00
  • CDN Price: $65.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4292-6


Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House tells the story of the structure and its inhabitants through displays that convey key architectural spaces, such as the impressive double-height Stone Hall of marble, stucco and silver limestone; the grand state Saloon, upholstered in red velvet; and the more restrained wood-paneled library, which served as Walpole’s office away from London. Kent’s architectural drawings, also on view, will reveal the geneses of these interiors, which were inspired by both Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and the style of Baroque-era Rome.” –The Style Saloniste

“Houghton Hall, where everything is beautifully of one style, challenges the modern idea that eclecticism is the way to go with décor. Houghton is an increasingly rare reminder that unforgettable dwellings are often the result of singular focus.” –Wall Street Journal

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