SOANE, Sir John
(b. 1753, Goring, d. 1837, London)

Exterior view

Sir John Soane's Museum, London

Between 1792 and 1824, Soane successively bought three houses in Lincoln's Inn Fields, which he converted into a residence, office and exhibition area for his art collection. The buildings are typical Georgian terrace houses of brick, each with three narrow windows axes facing the street, with great depth towards the rear, and with a backyard. Only the central building was given a projecting façade of dressed stone. The façade is characterized by a combination of classicising and medieval elements, something completely new that time.