Sunday, 13 December 2015

Visit to 78 Derngate, Northampton - an ambition realised!!!

This is going to be rather a giant post, photos wise, but just wanted to share this wonderful place!!!!! Its great to realise an ambition and dream. I have wanted to see the mackintosh house in Northampton for a very long time - 20 years+ probably!! Well today I got the chance as we were doing a Northampton road trip!  78 Derngate is a Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed house, commissioned for the Northampton model engineer W J Bassett-Lowke. Mackintosh never visited but it was wholly deisgned bu him in 1916, just as WW1 was happening. Its a very distinctive place...wonderful to see in its completeness, the vision of a brilliant architect and designer. Its only a modest size house. And space is used to a premium, with tucked away cupboards and sweet little space saving devices through out the house. You get to walk through the house freely too, with helpful staff to hand to ask questions or take the tour of the house with.

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