Client: Michael H.J. Lakin
Listing: Grade II*
Pevsner's Warwickshire (with Chris Pickford, 2016) says:
THE COTTAGE, ... By Voysey for M.H. Lakin, a proprietor of the cement quarries, 1888. Enlarged in 1900 when two wings were added. W porch 1982. The original main entrance was on the S side. The older part is Voysey’s first country house, but his hallmark style is already fully developed. Roughcast, with varied fronts, decorative buttresses with much batter, a big, comfortable roof, and horizontal windows in the Jacobean tradition. The principal rooms are the central entrance hall, entered by an off-centre S porch; the main window is in the middle instead. In the rear courtyard, a kind of gallery with a square bay and plenty of window.
Voysey's original scheme also included the layout of the gardens.
Image from The British architect, December 7th 1888.
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