Private Tour: British Ambassador's Residence and Gardens

Designed by renowned British architect, Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens (1869-1944), the British Ambassador's Residence and Gardens was built in 1928 and is the only structure Lutyens designed in the "New World". The Residence is a terrific example of Georgian Revival architecture. Lutyens designed many details including exterior ornamentation as well as crown-topped light fixtures, benches and even shutter pulls.

Social Secretary, Amanda Downes and docent, Sofia Woyka certainly gave us a warm welcome and generously spent more than two hours with us. In addition to the beauty, stories and terrific hospitality, we enjoyed their art collection including works by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, and Barbara Hepworth.

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