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  • Houghton Hall


    The façade of Houghton Hall in 2007. The façade of Houghton Hall from Colen Campbell's Vitruvius Britannicus. The corner towers were replaced with domes in the final design.Houghton Hall ( ) is a country house in the parish of Houghton in Norfolk, England. It is the residence of David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley. It was commissioned by the de facto first British Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole in 1722, and it is a key building in the history of Palladian architecture in England. It is a Grade I listed building surrounded by of parkland a few miles from Sandringham House. The house has a rectangular main block which consists of a rustic basement at ground level, with a piano nobile, bedroom floor and attics above. There are also two lower flanking wings joined to the main block by colonnades. To the south of the house there is a detached quadrangular stable block. The exterior is both grand and restrained, constructed of fine-grained, silver-white stone. The Gibbs-designed domes punctuate each corner. In line with Palladian conventions, the interiors are much more colourful, exuberant and opulent than the exteriors. The park surrounding Houghton Hall was redesigned in the 18th century by Charles Bridgeman. In the process, the village of Houghton was demolished and rebuilt at the main gates of the park, with the exception of the medieval parish church, which now sits alone in the park.

  • Architecture of Buffalo, New York


    Art Deco detail of Buffalo City Hall Niagara Square during the Taste of Buffalo in 2008 The Architecture of Buffalo, New York, particularly the buildings constructed between the American Civil War and the Great Depression, is said to have created a new, distinctly American form of architecture and to have influenced design throughout the world.

  • D. R. Horton


    D. R. Horton, Inc. is a home construction company incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in Arlington, Texas. In 2017, the company was the largest home builder in the United States based on the number of homes closed. As of 2018, the company is ranked 211th on the Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by revenue. The company operates in 78 markets in 28 states. D. R. Horton operates three separately branded divisions: Emerald Homes, Express Homes, and Freedom Homes. Express Homes is tailored to entry-level buyers while the Emerald Homes brand is sold as luxury real estate. Freedom Homes caters to the active adult community, aged 55 and over.

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