The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment Xvi. Concerning Villas.

Streatham villa outbuildings

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It happens at Streatham, that a long range of offices, stables, and farm buildings, fronts the south, and seems to call for the expedient by which it may be best hid, viz., a continued covered way, extending a vista from the green-house annexed to the drawing-room; houses of every kind for grapes, peaches, strawberries, vines, &c., &c., to any extent, may here be added, without darkening the windows, which may be lighted under the glass, and a low screen of flowering shrubs in summer, will sufficiently hide this long range of winter comfort, without intercepting the rays of the sun.