Client: Joseph Wilson Forster
Listing: Grade II*
Pevsner's London 3: North West (with Bridget Cherry, 1991) says in Chiswick: Perambulation 4: Bedford Park. In SOUTH PARADE:
The No 14 of 1891 by CFA Voysey for the artist J W Forster, a tower house, with the large studio occupying the whole of the top floor in the tradition of urban studio houses (cf. Tite Street Chelsea, KC). It was one of Voysey's first houses, designed evidently in conscious opposition to the red brick cosiness of the suburb. It is roughcast and shows proudly its bare grey walls and robust (originally unpainted) stone dressings around the metal frames of the horizontal windows. The far-projecting eaves are carried on elegant thin iron brackets. Voysey added the lower side wing in 1894.
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