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Architect Edwin Lutyens
Location Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England   map
Date 1905 to 1909   timeline
Building Type large house
 Construction System bearing masonry
Climate temperate
Notes Princess Alexis Dolgorouki House




Lower Plan Drawing

Elevation Drawing

Section Drawing

Section Drawing

Site Plan Drawing

Elevation Drawing

Upper Plan Drawing

Discussion Nashdom Commentary

"Nashdom is a particularly good example of Lutyens's fulfilling of his client's needs. Princess Dolgorouki, the heiress, Miss Wilson, married a Russian prince and was renowned for her love of entertaining. She wanted a house in the Thames Valley for weekend river parties and it had to provide a luxurious setting suitable for exiled royalty. Lutyens achieved this, not by the expenditure of vast sums of money, but by brilliant manipulation of space and levels. From the garden side, the elevation reflects the division of the house into the prince's and princess's suites, which can be transformed into a series of rooms over 100 feet long. The entrance loggia and court ...lead into a double staircase—one being the main stair, the other leading to The Big Room for grand parties. Nashdom is an effective classical villa and one that Nash would have envied."

— from p121-122.

Sources on Nashdom

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. ISBN 0-442-21668-8. LC 84-3543. NA2750.C55 1984. drawings and diagrams, p74-75. — Updated edition available at

Lutyens: The Work of the English Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1981. ISBN 0-7287-0304-1. NA997.L8A4 1981. discussion p121-122.

David Dunster. Architectural Monographs 6: Edwin Lutyens. New York: Rizzoli, 1979. ISBN 0-8478-023503. LC 79-64348. NA997.L8E38. photo of north entrance front, f6, p66. photo of north entrance front, f5, p66.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Nashdom


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