“Oak panelling, stained glass featured in Morris home” by Geoffrey Castle

Much has been said and written about two particular Victoria architects – Francis M. Rattenbury and Samuel Maclure. Rattenbury, who was happiest with non-residential work, is synonymous with the Parliament Buildings and the Empress Hotel. Maclure, on the other hand, who designed several hundred good quality homes, including Hatley Park, undertook little commercial work. Both employed aspiring architects.