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The Grange: A.W.N. Pugin

My husband Jared Brown and I stayed in August WN Pugin's home, which is managed by the Landmark Trust, back in 2008, with a group of like-minded Arts & Crafts enthusiasts. The restoration of the house retained much of what Pugin had originally designed for himself. So we did not lose any of the flavour of his genius.
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This long, glass enclosed hallway with its medieval-style door leads to the private lawn on Pugin's property.

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A vertical view of The Grange wallpaper, one of five designs Pugin created for his own home.

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The exterior of the garden entryway cleverly disguises the grandeur found when you enter the hallway, which leads to main entry and the grand staircase.

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The fireplace in the sitting room demonstrates Pugin's passion for Gothic motif.

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Leaded glass details are even found in the library, where a writing desk is positioned to overlook the view of The Grange's spacious lawn.

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A detail from one of the restored brass lamps that occupies an end table in the library.

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The restored and refitted chandelier that illuminates the private chapel.

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A devout Catholic, Pugin also fitted the chapel with a holy water fount at the entry.

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Encaustic floor tiles in the main in entry also bore the family icon.

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A restored chandelier presents itself along the way between the sitting room and the library.

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