Just Sold: A Tour of Sir Denys Lasdun’s Property
Posted by: Simon Gresswell 4 months, 1 week ago
Royal National Theatre
Continuing our successful run in 2017, we recently sold a fabulous five bedroom house that was once home to the illustrious architect Sir Denys Lasdun. As his influence can be seen in the property, we take you through the keyhole of this stunning home on the tree lined Rowan Road.
Known for his love of Modernist architecture, some of Lasdun’s best known work includes the Grade II listed Royal National Theatre building, Royal College of Physicians, Christ’s College, Cambridge and the University of East Anglia campus in Norwich. Redesigned to realise Lasdun’s vision, this family home on Rowan Road off Brook Green, perfectly blends comfortable family living with strong architectural touches.
Upon entering the house, the hallway leads through to the formal library, which offers pocket doors through to the reception room that oversees the front garden, and the kitchen/dining room at the rear of the house. These pocket doors allow an uninterrupted flow throughout the house and are reminiscent of the interconnected walkways Lasdun introduced in the National Theatre.
The kitchen/dining room offers a few more bold touches of Modernist design, with unpretentious brick walls along the room. Lasdun used a wealth of concrete in his work, both inside structures and their exteriors, and two examples of this are found in the bare concrete blocks forming an island unit in the middle of the kitchen.
While putting his stamp on his home, Lasdun managed to carefully mix these modernist details with the original period features of the house. These can still be seen in the fireplaces and sash windows that are still present in the property.
Royal College of Physicians
The first floor of the house offers two bedrooms and a bathroom, with the second floor offering a further three bedrooms and another bathroom. Whether the new owners update the home a little or a good deal remains to be seen, but what currently remains is an impressive homage to post war British architecture.
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