The Residential Architecture of C. F. A. Voysey

(English, 1857-1941)

Influenced by William Morris, Voysey's first designs were for wallpaper & textiles. He sought a national style, a new domestic vernacular for England. He adapted rural and vernacular elements to create his style - often rendered in splatterdash stucco, characterized by horizontal window elements and large continuous roof surfaces. His work managed to be far more independent of the past that his peers, free of much of the period architectural influences. Voysey also designed many of the interiors to his houses including the furniture, fabrics, and decorative tiles and metalwork.

"Moorcrag, " Gillhead, Cumbria 1898-1899

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