1909

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.





                                                                                       

Link > RIBA Drawings Collection

 

 

Drawings published in The British Architect, 19th November 1909.

 

 

Ground plan and Bedroom plan published in The British Architect, 19th November 1909.

 

Text published in The British Architect, 26th November 1909, p.380.

 

Text published in The British Architect, 26th November 1909, p.381.

 

Drawings courtesy of RIBA Drawings Collection.

 

Reference:

The British Architect, 19th November 1909 (Drawings).

The British Architect, 26th November 1909 (Text).

 

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