Overlooking the River Tweed, within the hills and valleys of the Scottish lowlands, is the late 18th century Paxton House, Scottish Borders. It was built by James Adam (possibly in collaboration with John Adam) and interior decorated by Robert Adam, all of whom were siblings and successful Scottish architects, with furniture by English cabinet-maker Thomas Chippendale.
In order to house the library and picture gallery (now a Partner Gallery of the National Galleries of Scotland), an East Wing was built by Scottish architect Robert Reid (also the designer of the New Town, Edinburgh, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in the early 19th century. In the late 19th century, the house and grounds were handed over to the Paxton House Historic Building Preservation Trust and both are now open to the public. 14.08.2015
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