Wentworth Woodhouse is Europe’s largest private residence and, in my opinion, one of the greatest houses the world has ever seen.
Based just outside of Rotherham, UK, there has been a house on the site for hundreds of years, however, building for the Baroque style western front started in 1723. However, the architectural tastes of political elites soon changed and in 1734, before the western front had been completed, work commenced on the eastern front which was Palladian in style. This therefore makes Wentworth Woodhouse actually two houses. The houses were built and occupied by Thomas Watson-Wentworth, 1st Marquess of Rockingham who died in 1750 which meant the house was inherited by Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham who added many extensions to the house including the towers on the end of the eastern front. The house then passed to the Earls Fitzwilliam who eventually sold the house in 1989. The house was in a poor state of repair and suffered from subsidence thought to be caused by mining coal close to the house. It was bought by Clifford Newbold who spent a lot of time and money resorting parts of the house. After he passed away in 2014 the House was offered for sale in early 2015 for only £8 million, however, it was claimed to need over £50 million worth of repairs.
This model is only of the eastern Palladian front. However, I do intend to finish the house by modelling the western front sometime in late 2015 or early 2016.
There are 3 parts to the model (centre section and two outer wings). The outer wings have “hooks” on them which slot into a corresponding channel in the centre section. No glue is needed for assembly but some trimming or sanding may be required depending on your printer settings.
I would advise printing the model with a layer height of 0.1mm as this will give good definition on the roof. The model doesn't need much fill so I only used a density of 10%.
I printed in PLA @ 205 deg nozzle temperature and 55 deg bed temperature.
If you like this print then please have a look at my other print of Heveningham Hall. I intend to make many more houses too.