My previous post about the textiles at Standen gave me the idea to show some images of the architecture of the house, which is equally subtle and textured.
The architect, Philip Webb, loved fine craftsmanship and humble but interesting materials.
At Standen he carefully incorporated some exisiting buildings into the design.
He used sandstone quarried from the site and locally made red bricks. Webb also deliberately made use of traditional vernacular materials such as hanging tiles, weatherboarding and render.
He managed to create a house that combined great sophistication with a down-to-earth practicality. You could call it the English equivalent of the Japanese aesthetic ideal of wabi, or humble beauty.