The Salutation
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Architect Edwin Lutyens
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Location Sandwich, Kent, England   map
Date 1911   timeline
Building Type large house
 Construction System bearing masonry
Climate temperate
Style Arts and Crafts
Notes "Farrer House"




Site Plan Drawing

Lower Plan Drawing

Elevation Drawing


Elevation Drawing

Upper Plan Drawing

Discussion The Salutation Commentary

"The Salutation is a completely new building designed for two bachelors. It is a rectangular house in the Queen Anne style with quoins, cornices and elaborate doorways. Its north side has a deep recess for internal lighting purposes, and it is linked to a lower servant's wing which is in a vernacular style, giving the impression that the house is a late 17th century addition to a much earlier structure. The house is not simply imitation Georgian but has an ingenious and complex plan. A formal hall leads by a sequence of lobbies to the staircase, placed on the cross axis as at Homewood. The staircase rises to a booklanding, for the owners not only required a library downstairs but also an extension on the first floor. It is lit by the recess on the north front, and is overlooked by a balcony on the first floor landing. Each exterior elevation is varied, all have a central door but their surrounds are different; the centre of the entrance front projects for a width of 27 feet. The garden is now open to the public."

— from p123.

Sources on The Salutation

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, p78-79. — 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, p123.

David Dunster. Architectural Monographs 6: Edwin Lutyens. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1979. ISBN 0-8478-0235-3. LC 7964348. NA997.L8E38. photo of central staircase, f7, p97. photo of the route from the entrance lodge passes the south elevation and pairs of gateways and steps acknowledge entry to the raised south lawn, f6, p97. photo of entrance arch from village street, f3, p95. photo of raised south lawn enclosed by yew hedges, f4, p96. photo of east front with the entrance cottage beyond, f5, p96.

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


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