Ground plan and elevation of Chiswick, Lord Burlington's country house
Plan and elevation of Chiswick, the country home of Richard Boyle, Third Earl of Burlington, completed in 1729.
Burlington was the virtual leader of the British Palladians, a group of wealthy patrons and architects who disapproved of the flamboyant Baroque architecture that had flourished in Britain in the 17th century. Burlington himself was the architect, and it is closely modeled on Palladio's Villa Rotonda. William Kent created much of the interior decoration work.
Image from The Designs of Inigo Jones, published by Kent in 1727. This book, along with others such as the Vitruvius Britannicus of 1715, were successfully used by Burlington and his circle to change the architectural taste of the British nobility from Baroque to Palladian.