Brighton The Royal Pavilion 091014

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Brighton The Royal Pavilion 091014

The Royal Pavilion is a former royal residence located in Brighton, England, United Kingdom. It was built in three stages, beginning in 1787, as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales, who became the Prince Regent in 1811. It is often referred to as the Brighton Pavilion. It is built in the Indo-Saracenic style prevalent in India for most of the 19th century.
he Prince of Wales, who later became George IV, first visited Brighton in 1783, at the age of 21. The seaside town had become fashionable through the residence of George’s uncle, Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland, whose tastes for cuisine, gaming, the theatre and fast living the young prince shared, and with whom he lodged in Brighton at Grove House. In addition, his physician advised him that the seawater would be beneficial for his gout. In 1786, under a financial cloud that had been examined in Parliament for the extravagances incurred in building Carlton House, London, he rented a modest erstwhile farmhouse facing the Steine, a grassy area of Brighton used as a promenade by visitors. Being remote from the Royal Court in London, the Pavilion was also a discreet location for the Prince to enjoy liaisons with his long-time companion, Maria Fitzherbert. The Prince had wished to marry her, and did so in secrecy, as her Roman Catholic religion ruled out marriage under the Royal Marriages Act 1772.
In 1787 the designer of Carlton House, Henry Holland, was employed to enlarge the existing building, which became one wing of the Marine Pavilion, flanking a central rotunda, which contained only three main rooms, a breakfast room, dining room and library, fitted out in Holland’s French-influenced neoclassical style, with decorative paintings by Biagio Rebecca. In 1801–02 the Pavilion was enlarged with a new dining room and conservatory, to designs of Peter Frederick Robinson, in Holland’s office. The Prince also purchased land surrounding the property, on which a grand riding school and stables were built in an Indian style in 1803–08, to designs by William Porden; these dwarfed the Marine Pavilion, in providing stabling for sixty horses.[1]

Between 1815 and 1822 the designer John Nash redesigned and greatly extended the Pavilion, and it is the work of Nash which can be seen today. The palace looks rather striking in the middle of Brighton, having a very Indian appearance on the outside. However, the fanciful interior design, primarily by Frederick Crace and the little-known decorative painter Robert Jones, is heavily influenced by both Chinese and Indian fashion (with Mughal and Islamic architectural elements). It is a prime example of the exoticism that was an alternative to more classicising mainstream taste in the Regency style.After the death of George IV in 1830, his successor King William IV also stayed in the Pavilion on his frequent visits to Brighton. Queen Victoria, however, disliked Brighton and the lack of privacy the Pavilion afforded her on her visits there, especially once Brighton became accessible to Londoners by rail in 1841, and the cramped … Read More

Newport Balboa Savings W.A. Sarmiento

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Newport Balboa Savings W.A. Sarmiento

Back of postcard reads:

3366 Via Lido Newport Beach, California

NEWPORT BALBOA SAVINGS
and Loan Association’s beautiful new building overlooks the bay in
picturesque Newport Harbor. Its striking design combines beauty
with efficiency to provide a wide range of services, including:

Insured Savings – Save by Mail Service – Escrows – Safe Deposit
Boxes, Coupon Booths, and Conference Room – Money Orders –
American Express Travelers Cheques – Government Bond
Department – Insurance Agency – Collections – Home Purchase
Loans – Construction Loans – Property Improvement Loans.

Pub. by Don Bush, Newport Beach, Calif.

Architect Wenceslaus Sarmiento for Bank Building Corporation

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Custom Built Home, Dos Cruces Rd.Bedroom

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Custom Built Home, Dos Cruces Rd.Bedroom

Custom Built Home by Matt Humphrey

Posted by Matt Humphrey Construction on 2011-10-10 13:34:37

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Bathroom renovation

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Bathroom renovation

Interior of a renovated bathroom by rmArchitectuur

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Home Remodel

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Home Remodel

Remodel

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