Osterley Park House
Osterley Park House was entirely redesigned by architect Robert Adam over a period of twenty years beginning in 1761 on behalf of the Childs family. Although the the house is not entirely full of artifacts, it is one of the most sumptuous that I have visited. The gardens can be found here and the flowers here. Admission times, prices and further information can be found here.
Unfortunately the upstairs rooms were closed during my visit, but here are the downstairs rooms. The lighting was little dull in places, so it has been raised a little.
WOW! Amazing art!
July 26, 2015 at 18:45
Thanks, There’ a lot of it about. Unfortunately, I can’t photograph it all, but I’m going to try. 🙂
July 26, 2015 at 19:01
The Osterley Park House is picture perfect and your images are excellent. This reminds me somewhat of the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC.
July 27, 2015 at 02:56
Thanks for dropping by. I think in past days dress and decor did tend to follow a one style per period. Not like the great variety we have now. 🙂
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July 27, 2015 at 09:23
A bit heavy for my taste. But a good museum tour !
July 27, 2015 at 11:48
Definitely over the top but then they didn’t have TV. 🙂
July 27, 2015 at 12:31
I think those huge urn/vases are the ultimate in stately home bling. As in, what could you possibly use them for? I am looking at a cover of Henry James’s What Maisie Knew which has a big one of those in the background.
July 27, 2015 at 12:13
Definitely a status symbol. An indication of ones urnings. (oh dear) 🙂
July 27, 2015 at 20:12
Ha ha 🙂
July 27, 2015 at 20:14
Wow – how ornate!
July 27, 2015 at 16:52
Yep. I think I’d rather have a lake. 😀
July 27, 2015 at 19:19