Historic houses

Historic English villa—built by royal mistress to escape her 'stinker' of a husband—reopens after restoration

Henrietta Howard's Marble Hill is a rare surviving example of such a home, and even rarer as one created by a woman

Eccentric Wentworth Woodhouse estate—home to centuries-old camellias—gets set to bloom again in Yorkshire

The rambling 365-room mansion is being rescued from near collapse, starting with its tea house

Robert E. Lee’s former Virginia mansion reopens to the public with an enlightening focus on the enslaved

Arlington House, where wealthy white privilege contrasts with bondage and suffering, has undergone a $12.3m rehabilitation and reinterpretation

At home with the Surrealists: Leonora Carrington's Mexico City house and studio to open to the public

University-led project prepares artist's home of 65 years and its 8,000 objects for guided tours starting later this year

Once greeted as a sensation, 1931 aluminum-clad house gets a boost for relocation at the Palm Springs Art Museum in California

$100,000 grant will advance an effort to reassemble and display Albert Frey and A. Lawrence Kocher’s Modernist Aluminaire House

National Trust wrongly accused of asset-stripping while government fails to keep its word

The Trust is negotiating endowments with the Treasury for five major country houses in its care

Fate of historic Scottish houses under severe threat

Concerns over collections as National Trust for Scotland closes three properties

National Trust needs £2m for Kenyan poet’s house

Otherwise the Wandworth house's unique fretwork decoration could be lost

Late Kenyan poet’s extraordinary house offered to National Trust

1815 Wandsworth villa with unique wooden fretwork interior

National Trust's total cost of saving Tyntesfield may be £50 million

The Trust is applying for a further £20 million grant to set up an endowment

Serious threats to England’s historic environment, says official report

English Heritage’s first “State of the Nation” report appeals for tax changes to help save country houses

National Trust buys William Morris’s house

Red House, Bexleyheath, to be preserved for the nation

William Morris’s house for the National Trust?

National Trust considers acquiring the Red House, Bexleyheath

Acceptance in lieu deal worth £9.3 million agreed for historic house furniture

Houghton Hall’s William Kent furniture to remain in house but to belong to Victoria & Albert Museum

Booksarchive

Charting Vanbrugh's contribution to the development of the 18th-century garden.

Christopher Ridgway and Robert Williams (eds), Sir John Vanburgh and landscape architecture: art and design in baroque England, 1690-1730

UK's National Trust to catalogue its books collection with US funding

Around 500,000 volumes are scattered across 150 historic houses

The rebirth of Florence's Villa Stibbert

Director Cristina Aschengreen-Piacenti has pioneered the project, refusing to allow the residence of a great Anglo-Florentine collector to fade from memory

Auctionsarchive

Mementoes of former glory in Ickworth sale

Sotheby’s were successful; the National Trust furious

Ha-Ha: the National Trust goes contemporary with outdoor art

England's stately homes embrace Davey and Goldsworthy

Chastleton goes into National Trust ownership

Jacobean Oxfordshire house purchased for £2 million