Just finishing a very interesting project this week. A house built by the architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Scott is famous for his landmark buildings such as Battersea Power Station, Liverpool Cathedral and Bankside Power Station, now home to the Tate Modern Gallery. He is also well known as the designer of the iconic red telephone box which as become a symbol of British design in the 20th century and was inspired by the mausoleum designed by the great architect- and particular favourite of mine- Sir John Soane.
The building was commissioned by Vincent Gluckstein, chairman of the construction company Bovis, and was constructed in 1934. It is a rare anomaly amongst Gilbert Scott’s work, as he only produced a very small portfolio of private houses.