1879 – Villa Residence, Ascot, Berkshire

Architect: R. Adolphus Gane


Designed for J. Ashby esq. and published in The Building News, August 8th 1879. “This house, which occupies a very fine position overlooking the race-course at Ascot, contains : dining and drawing-rooms, each 22ft. by 16ft., exclusive of bay and turret, each of which are Oft. across — with French casements opening on to lawns. Library, lavatory, &c., &c., servants* hall, kitchen, and good offices, cellarage, &c. Principal and back staircases, seven good bedrooms, bathroom, hot and cold water, w.c, &c., on first- floor. One attic and large box-room, &c., in roof. Two of the bedrooms on first-floor are in connection with back-stairs for accommodation of servants. The conservatory is not yet erected. The walls of groined story are of 12in; brickwork, built hollow with stone dressings, and those of chamber-floor of brickwork weather-tiled. Roofs are covered with plain brown tiles. The works have been carried out by daywork and small contracts for several minor trades by the owner, J. Ashby, Esq., from designs and with the assistance of Mr. R. Adolphus Came, architect, of 27, Mecklenburgh-square, London, W.C, at an outlay of £1,700. The grounds have been laid out and planted by Messrs. Standish and Co., of Ascot.”

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