25 March 2011

Selby House


There are so many beautiful houses from small cute cottages to majestic mansions all jostling for prime position around Ham Common that it's a little unfair to pick just one or two out for special mention. But I'll be unfair and single out Selby House because I love it.

For starters, it's a little more modest than most hiding its not inconsiderable charms behind St Thomas Aquinas church. Chief among those charms are its simple symmetry and classic proportions. And finally, its finely maintained gardens mirror the order of the house.

It all combines wonderfully.

1 comment:

  1. I just did a google search for Selby House, and stumbled upon your blog. My father was born in this house, as my grandmother lived there with her parents while her husband was away at war. Her family name was Field.

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