It has been said that happiness is living in a Georgian house, close to Waitrose.
Personally, I prefer to be near a good Sainsbury’s and a fishmonger, but I agree on the Georgian architecture. We are lucky enough to be able to vouch for this, first hand. Symmetry, proportion and good use of natural light, what’s not to like?
Beauty inspires people, calms the mind and lifts the spirit.
Why then are we building ugly, little houses and tiny flats, unfit for human habitation? Part of the problem is that London property is viewed as an “asset”, rather that a place to live. London property will sell, no mater how ugly, there will be a willing landlord to invest.
Why are we building ugly houses?
English homes, once the envy of the civilised world, are now some of the smallest and ugliest in Europe. Houses and flats from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s have been getting smaller, with less natural light – stripped of any architectural merit.
Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian?
Whilst our ancestors the Georgians, mastered proportion, the Victorians may have been a little over the top, but they left us a legacy of high ceilings, attractive windows and 12 inch skirting boards. Edwardian houses are also sought after, usually larger and more elegant than most.
If you look at today’s new builds- what do they really say about our culture?
Spectator article here
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