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Residence, Hopetoun House (1699–1752)*

Artist/Designer: William Bruce

Project Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Figure 1 ( Photographer: Lorella Brocklesby )
Figure 2 ( Photographer: Lorella Brocklesby )

Baroque, Classical

Primary Material(s):
Stone, Wood

Residential Structure

Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
18th Century, 1699, 1752

Additional Information:
Project Description:
Hopetoun House, not far from Edinburgh, was modeled over several centuries, with predominant baroque and classical details. It is filled with fine decorative arts. The images of the bedroom show the British country house fashion where furniture is often placed at the foot of the bed. The bed structure is soaring and the velvet bed cover clearly reiterates the colors in the tapestry.

Publications/Texts in Print:
Eley, Jamieson. Hopetoun: Scotland's Finest Stately Home. Peterborough: Jarrold Publishing, 2013.

Glendinning, Miles. Scottish Architecture. London: Thames & Hudson, 2004.

Knox, James. The Scottish Country House. New York: Vendome Press, 2012.

Building Address:
Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9SL, UK

Significant Designers/Staff:
William Adam: Designer from 1721-1748. Took over construction of house as well as landscaping
John Adam and Robert Adam: Designed interior

Significant Dates:
1699-1701: House was built and designed by William Bruce
1721-1748: House was extended by architect William Adam
1974: Charles William Frederick Hope created The Hopetoun House Preservation Trust

William Bruce, Hopetoun House, Scotland, country house, baroque, 18th century, english garden style

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