Return to Great Dixter

Made famous by the late Christopher Lloyd, we revisit Great Dixter in the Country Life Archive.

Who Designed Houghton? by John Harris

From the Country Life Archive: Could it be that Houghton Hall in Norfolk was not designed by Colen Campbell, but that James Gibbs was the architect?? If so, the conventional…

Houghton: Then and Now

As the magnificent art collection of Sir Robert Walpole is reassembled in its original setting, Country Life compares photographs of Hougton Hall, then and now.

Houghton Revisited

As the magnificent art collection of Sir Robert Walpole is reassembled in its original setting, Country Life revisits Houghton Hall, Norfolk.

New architecture blog: The Butterfly House

Our new blogger Matthew Beckett explores the butterfly house, an architectural style with its roots in the 17th century but came into its own in the Arts & Crafts period