The Entrance Hall. Light flooding in from the south highlights the rich decoration and classical proportions. The impact upon all who entered by the main door would have been immediate.


The Entrance Hall is influenced by the interior design of Palladio's villas in Veneto, Italy, and guests arriving at the house would be left in no doubt as to the status, lineage and personality of the 5th Earl of Dumfries when met by the clear messages incorporated into the decoration of the Hall.

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