Monday, 21 August 2017

Kenwood House


This past weekend I visited Kenwood House which is located north of London. It's owned by English Heritage and was built in the 17th century. It also houses a pretty impressive art collection including Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gainsborough and Van Dyck which was a really nice surprise as I wasn't expecting anything like that beforehand. The house is located right next to Hampstead Heath so it's only a short walk to Parliament Hill to look over all of London below. Read on and check out some pictures from my day...


Kenwood House was transformed into a neoclassical villa towards the end of the 18th century for the first earl of Mansfield. Before that it was a more modest building than what we see today with the addition of an orangery and beautiful gardens and a grand pond. The house was 'given' to the public in 1929 but housed servicemen during the second world war. It was last repaired and re-opened four years ago with many of the rooms re-decorated in their original colour schemes which are mainly blues and pastels. 


Read more about Kenwood House here

What did you do at the weekend?

Rosanna

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55 comments:

  1. Beautiful house, lovely interiors!
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  2. this house gorgeous!
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  3. Loveee the interior!! So beautiful :D

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  4. This place looks super cute and gorgeous, I hope you had an amazing time!

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  5. Thanks a lot :D

    OMG old but gold. I really love this kind of decor :D So perfect!

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  6. That house looks so amazing, I love the ceiling
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  7. I love visiting old houses around London! You should check out Forty Hall & Estate, really beautiful and its where I got married!

    I just chilled this weekend, it was a nice quiet indoors weekend. I need another one this coming weekend
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  8. Wow what a gorgeous place! I love visiting old big houses!
    Amy xx
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  9. This looks like such a magical place! xx

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  10. This looks lovely! I love seeing old books as well. This reminds me a little of Chatsworth House, great art, thanks for sharing x

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  11. Omg! I would love to visit just for the art by classic masters.
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  12. Great photos dear!

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  13. I've never visited before; looks like it's work a trip. You do look great!

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  14. What a beautiful manor, the art pieces are amazing!

    xx

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  15. Wow, it is so lovely! Thanks for sharing your photos. Fun place to visit.

    Amy Ann
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  16. Great post!
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  17. What a beautiful place! Love your photos!
    - Cielo
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  18. It really looks impressive and amazing and I love visiting places like this! I normally always went to museums alone or with a very good friend of mine, in London I mean. I should have gone to Kenwood house before :) Will write down on my list, for sure! Hope you have a nice day!
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  19. I love visiting historic places, these photos are beautiful, it looks so nice there, especially the blue ceiling!
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  20. That's a really gorgeous house. I love the interior decors, especially the intricate details.

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