Blair house: The life and times of Blair


The Blair house in Buckinghamshire was the home of the British prime minister from 1970 until his death in 2013.

Built in the 1920s, it is now home to a number of distinguished guests including John F Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth II, former US President Jimmy Carter, and former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. 

The mansion was a central part of the Prime Minister’s Office.

It served as a private residence, a reception hall and the offices of the White House and Cabinet.

In the late 1960s, Blair was the architect and builder for the Buckinghamshire estate.

His wife, Jane, and daughter, Mary, lived there as well.

Jane Blair had moved to the area in 1960, but they continued to live there.

The house was renovated in the early 1980s, with a large garden, garden terraces, and a small courtyard.

The Blair family lived there until the death of their son, John, in 1997.

Jane was the only surviving Blair, and she died in 2002. 

Jane Blair, Blair family, Buckinghamshire, UK Source: Al Jazeera News archive/Digital archive/Getty ImagesAl Jazeera English’