Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Melville Tree House

The policies surrounding James Smith's late seventeenth century masterpiece, Melville House, are perhaps the last place one would expect to find a 'Scots Baronial' tree house. But there it is, witches hat roof emerging from the remains of an elderly cedar of Lebanon. If it had been my tree house it would have to be an elevated square pavilion with an ogee roof, to echo the original pavilions on the south side of the house.