16 Bigwood Road, Hampstead Garden
Suburb, London, for Miss Lang.
The walls are roughcast, with tarred plinths; the casement windows have
stone dressings, except for the dormer windows, which are wood-framed; the roofs appear to be of
reddish brown tiles.
A GUIDE TO LUCAS' HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB HOUSE
(Geoffrey Lucas) 16 Bigwood Road The lease
for 16 Bigwood Road, Plot 338 on the estate plan, dates from 1907. The plans
for the house were drawn up in 1910 for a Miss Evelyn Maude Lang, with a
layout quite specific to his clients' requirements. It is a
detached house on a large plot with much attention being given to the varied
roof planes, this property was one of Lucas' most ambitious designs in the
Suburb. The ground floor consisted of a 'dining hall' and interconnected
'long parlour', each with a separate door to the front porch. Upstairs were
five bedrooms. Miss Lang was a spinster who lived with a nurse companion, a
cook and a manservant. She died in 1915. The next resident was Mr Alfred
Reynolds who lived there from 1921 to 1926. Between 1950 and 1964 the house
was owned by Sir Colin Coote, Editor of the Daily Telegraph.