The Courtiers) Kent also worked with fellow architect, Lord Burlington to revamp Chiswick House after a fire damaged the original country retreat.
Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine, the building which used to house that famous colossal statue of Constantine. The iconic dome is just as impressive from the inside as the outside. Inlaid on the floor is an eight-pointed star of the Order of the Garter which Lord Burlington received from King George II. It was rumored he also secretly received the same honor from the exiled Stuarts. The painting in the room of Charles II does not aid in dispelling this rumor.
Also inspired by ruins from the Roman Forum was the Gallery. This series of rooms overlooked the gardens and were modeled after the Temple of Venus and Roma.
No wonder Georgiana referred to Chiswick as her "earlthy paradise."