Blackwell is a holiday house in England's Lake District designed by Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott for Sir Edward Holt.
Baillie Scott was closely associated with the Arts & Crafts
movement. His design reflects many of the movement's ideals, and the
house was decorated by Arts & Crafts figures like the ceramicist
William de Morgan, Morris & Company, Stanley Webb Davies, and more.
The thing about a wonderful Arts & Crafts house is that you can
actually imagine living in one -- in fact you can live in one, although
probably not one as nice as this. Gothic palaces are fine to visit, but
for comfort on a cold night you want a cozy inglenook like one of these.
The front gate.
The Great Hall.
In the downstairs, rowan berries and leaves are a theme of the decoration.
Upstairs, a bit too brown for my taste; I would have to hang some bright red and blue tapestries or something in this hall.
Sideboard and chairs by Baillie Scott.
What a wonderful place to spend a vacation, or a life.