There are a lot of elegant Georgian details to be found on Berwick houses but sometimes the whole building doesn’t quite match up to the doors and windows.
A grand entrance but look right and left before you step out of the door
Elegant triple windows and a pedimented door but the door seems to have eaten up the corner of the wall
Double-fronted symmetry and a bust of the Duke of Wellington over the door at Bower Villa…
but take a sideways glance and the house seems to be only a few feet deep
A one room cottage or part of the villa next door? – either way they’re making good use of a skylight
The stone arch looks old, the square garage door is more recent; the little building might have been a stable with a hayloft but it has two chimneys…
Elegant simplicity (built in 1755)…
attached to the inside of the Elizabethan ramparts
This building on the opposite side of the street isn’t giving much away – A sign round the corner say’s it’s To Let
It’s the quirks and irregularities that make the old streets of Berwick interesting. You won’t find grand avenues or sweeping crescents here but there’s a wealth of detail and character to be discovered at every turn.
A post for Thursday Doors