03 Aug 1845
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Pugin began work on his own house, St Augustine's (now The Grange), on the edge of a cliff looking out to sea at Ramsgate, Kent, in 1843.
Praising Pugin's house, following a visit; although he had not seen Pugin himself. Etty particularly commends Pugin's avoidance of "that abomination" paint, which had made it possible to reveal the natural and beautiful transparency of the wood. Etty and his party had been glad to see Pugin's children, and had met with a very civil reception after coming from Dover and making a little tour round the coast. Etty trusts that his correspondent's family are all well, and alludes to Pugin's interest in hunting.