Client: Sydney Claridge Turner
Listing: Grade II*
Pevsner's Essex (with James Bettley, 2007) says:
On the corner of Holland Road, THE HOMESTEAD, 1905-6 by Voysey. The client was SC Turner, general manager of the Essex & Suffolk Equitable Insurance Society, whose head office was in Colchester. It is in Voysey's unmistakeable, homely and sensitively proportioned and detailed style. The house should be looked at from the corner so that the difference of levels comes out. L-plan, with a large parlour occupying most of the Second Avenue front and an octagonal dining room at the corner. Most of the return along Holland Avenue is a service wing. Walls of roughcast brick, stone window dressings, red tiles on edge round the entrance arch, the roofs of green slate. The interior is fully fitted with original doors, cupboards, staircase etc.
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Page last amended 20th September 2023