Pitzhanger Manor, work of a Genuis | The Thelegraph

Work of a genius: architect Sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor is testament to his family’s turbulence and tragedy.

As you approach this neoclassical jewel box of a house, it almost seems to glow, lifted by its primrose and indigo glass skylights. Four caryatids are vogueing elegantly on the front façade, ‘every toenail’ perfectly preserved in Coade stone (a resilient composite popular in the Georgian period) – as the restoration team in hard hats discovered when they climbed up there.

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