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George Basevi – Architect

George Basevi – Architect

George Basevi was an architect and surveyor active in the early- to mid-19th century. He was a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Society. A pupil of Sir John Soane, his designs included...
Cottage Orné Style of Architecture

Cottage Orné Style of Architecture

Cottage orné, translated as decorated cottage, dates back to a movement of ‘rustic’ stylised cottages of the late 18th and early 19th century To be considered an authentic cottage orné, the cottage must conform to a certain set of stylistic...
Italianate Style Architecture

Italianate Style Architecture

The Italianate style of architecture was a distinct 19th-century phase in the history of Classical architecture. Popularised by Queen Victoria’s Osborne House, this style was developed in the early 19th century in England as an outgrowth of...
First Rate Properties

First Rate Properties

‘First Rate’ is a term that property experts should use more – it’s a term they invented We are all familiar with the terms ‘first rate’ and ‘second rate’, but are you aware that their etymology actually rests in the historical rating of Georgian architecture? Through...
What is Pont Street Dutch style?

What is Pont Street Dutch style?

Have you seen it? The Pont Street Dutch style of architecture in London London architecture includes many fascinating and famous buildings, but it’s also home to some lesser-known architectural gems. We are very fortunate at Atkey that through the...
The unusual history of Lennox Gardens

The unusual history of Lennox Gardens

You don’t need to be a cricket fan to be fascinated by the unique history of Lennox Gardens in London’s Knightsbridge. Lennox Gardens is one of the most exclusive garden squares in Knightsbridge, with houses on the square valued at up to £40 million. Built...

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