Late Nineteenth-Century Housing

South Kensington, London

London

This large block of flats alternates two very different façades: The top of one combines Dutch revival and streaky bacon styles while the bottom three floors pair rounded bay windows and a massive rusticated entrance with a strong Italian Renaissance flovor. The other sections have a comparatively simple roofline that sets dormers against slate roofs, but their faŤades surround pairs of angular bay windows with elaborate wrought iron balcony railings, and each balcony is supported on four massive corbels.

Photograph copyright 2005 George P. Landow

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