holly village highgate, london | the main entrance to this village of eight houses commissioned by lady burdett coutts | the family's diamond-shaped coat-of-arms is carved prominently in portland stone on each building, and over the entrance arch is engraved, "Holly Village Erected by A. G. B. Coutts A.D. 1865."
Gothic to the max. I look at this and cant believe all the people that it took to make this beauty. I think about all the people working up and down this pathway. What it must have looked like under construction. I cant even imagine the cost to make it happen in 2014.