Oct 11, 05 - 3:12 PM
An Art-Neo Palace
Yesterday I went with two brunettes to what may be the finest private Art-Neo house in the world - certainly the finest to be located in a mediaeval palace!
You really must see for yourself. Take a virtual tour here and don't on any account omit the Dining Room and Virginia Courtauld's bedroom. This is Art-Neo splendour at its finest. (If the movie doesn't rotate for you, click and drag within the picture to turn it at will).
In the dining room, the ceiling is "gilded" with aluminium leaf - how terribly modern! and in the panorama the fireplace does not come across in its true splendour, so it is worth finding a close-up of that.
The palace itself is the most glorious marriage of rich tradition with up-to-the minute Art-Neo and we visited on the perfect day, gloriously sunny in early autumn when the great willows are still green and trailing into the moat, and yet there are also golden, yellow and red leaves of Autumn to be seen.
In the tea-room the waitresses are uniformed like Trentish maids and we had egg mayonnaise sandwiches followed by scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam with green tea for the orientally inclined and Earl Grey for the less so.
For those of us who are considering Art-Neo for the style of our own hestia, here is an example of the style at its very finest.