Basic Site Details

Name: House for Leopold David de Rothschild
Town, district or village: Exbury
City or county: Hampshire
Country: England
Grid ref:
Notes: Leo de Rothschild provided initial sketches for the house, but Dunbar-Nasmith (a friend since school days) ignored them. The main room is a large music room with two pianos and four different levels, including gallery.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Country House  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11960s Build/construction 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 4(Professor Sir) James Duncan Dunbar-NasmithArchitectA1960s  
Item 2 of 4Graham Couper LawArchitecta1960s  
Item 3 of 4Law & Dunbar-Nasmith A1960s(?)  
Item 4 of 4Robert Watt Young DobieArchitectA1960s As assistant


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Rothschild, Leopold David de ('Leo')schoolfriend of James Dunbar-Nasmith


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of James Dunbar-NasmithInterview of James Dunbar-Nasmith by Jessica Taylor, 15 April 2009  
Item 2 of 2Courtesy of Robert W Y DobieInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on Dictionary website Sent February 2010