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Victorian Outbuilding – Galland Homes

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Today, I’m showcasing the “Victorian Outbuilding” by Galland Homes, which is available at the new round of Draftsman.  The Event’s theme is Victorian, which is a really interesting period of architecture, especially toward the end of Queen Victoria’s reign with the rise of the Arts & Crafts movement.  I’m going to include a bit of architectural history with regards to the United Kingdom.

The Victorian era of building took place during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 – 1901). At this time the Institute of British Architects was formed in 1834. Before that time it was common for architects to act as developers and surveyors too, but by the 1820s such roles were being devolved, leaving architects free to experiment with a profusion of styles. Changes in the building world had a big impact on the looks of Victorian buildings. The arrival of the railways gave a wider reach so for example, Welsh slates largely replaced tiles in many part of Britain. Other technical developments included iron framed construction, plate glass, terracotta and polished granite, commercially available for the first time thanks to steam power.

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Most Victorian buildings were classical, although the style was used with greater flexibility and variety than ever before. In the middle of the century, however, classical styles were being fiercely challenged by the Gothic Revival.  It was regarded as the national style, which is why it was chosen for the design of the new Houses of Parliament after the old Palace of Westminster was destroyed by fire in 1834. It symbolised the traditional identity of Christianity, and thus became the preferred style for Anglican churches. It was also a style that encouraged architects to collaborate with artists and other designers to create sculpture, wall paintings and stained glass.

Partly because it had such unshakeable religious overtones, Gothic failed to become a universal style. Its emphasis on the architectural crafts had an important legacy, though, in the form of the Arts and Crafts movement, whose most famous proponent was William Morris, a trained architect. Arts and Crafts combined a strong interest in the Middle Ages and the revival of traditional crafts with a rejection of many of the technological innovations that had made mid-Victorian architecture so distinctive. The impact of Arts and Crafts designers was felt largely in houses of modest size. Despite the international interest in the Arts and Crafts movement, it was just one strand in the varied architectural landscape of late Victorian England. Across the country local pride transformed towns and cities with new town halls, libraries, museums, concert halls and schools, built in Gothic, neoclassical and Italianate styles. This was a golden age of civic as well as church architecture.

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This is a stunning outbuilding by Galland Homes, and to do it justice I placed it in a Victorian styled brick walled garden. The Land Impact is 28 with Permissions of Copy/Modify. It has a lot of  decorating possibilities as there’s a goodly amount of space inside, here I was thinking of the Victorian love of plants and tea time!  If possible, try to match up the brickwork with your garden walls to really celebrate the style.

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Other Home & Garden items used:-

R(S)W Tea Set 3.1 – Red Willow – Robin makes beautiful tea sets which are interactive.

Kaya Angel – Walled Garden 2 – garden plants & trees are moveable to suit your requirements, also includes wicker chairs & table

Statue by Two Moon Gardens
Mustang Trading Post – Talavera Container Plant
MTP – Large Terra Cotta Planter
Khargo birdhouse free gift
-Hanaya- Forest Clearing Birdbath

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Visit the Draftsman Event, which runs until March 17th

Visit Galland Homes mainstore  for more architectural delights

Galland Homes on marketplace

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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  1. Fantastic pictures Moz and enjoyed reading the history. 🙂

    Alexa

    25/01/2017 at 4:48 pm

    • Thanks so much, Alexa 🙂 I find the history of furniture and decorating really interesting. My favourite period of design is Art Deco and that’ll be in my next H&G post.

      Moz Loordes

      25/01/2017 at 4:51 pm

      • Oh that will be fun..having been a few times to the art deco district in Miami. Have a great one Moz!

        Alexa

        25/01/2017 at 4:59 pm

  2. lovely images here!


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