The architecture of the RA – inside and out
Burlington House, an ornate seventeenth century mansion in the middle of bustling modern-day Mayfair, has been our home since 1867. In 2000 we purchased Burlington Gardens and have exciting plans to link these two buildings by 2018.
We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.
It seemed one of those edifices in fairy-tales, that are raised by genii in a night’s time.
Horace Walpole on Burlington House