Home
Furniture
Dining Room
Living Room
Bedroom
Kitchen & Bathroom
Garden
Special Ranges
Decoration
Wallpaper
Fabrics
Carpets
Curtains
Ready Made Items
Paints
Tiles
Stained Glass
Accessories
Paintings & Prints
Tapestries
Tableware
Ornaments
Door Furniture
Lighting
Jewellery
Greeting Cards
Stencils
Research
Books
Antiques
Architecture
Biographies
Pictorial Histories
Interiors
Movement Histories
Chronology
Museums
Places of Interest
Accommodation
Tours
Societies
Services
Property
Press
About the Arts & Crafts Home
Ordering
Currency Converter
Metric Converter

 

CATEGORIES

Aesthetic Movement 
Art Deco 
Art Deco in New Zealand 
Art Nouveau 
Arts & Crafts 
Australia 
Gothic Revival 
Mission Bungalow USA 
Modern Architecture 
New Zealand Arts & Crafts 
Austwick

Location and general information

Address:
Austwick
Derby
Derbyshire

Bedroom(s): 6   
Price: 525,000.00

Description:
"Austwick" is a grade II listed house, noted in Pevsners guide, an interesting example of Art Nouveau and unique as the only example in Derby of the work of Barry Parker and Sir Raymond Unwin, Architects renowned for their work in Letchworth Garden City and Hamstead Garden Suburb. Contemporary with the work of C.R.Mackintosh the residence was designed & constructed in nineteen hundred & two. The house is pyramidal in form with a bold hipped roof and two central chimney stacks on the ridge line. The rectangular plan is broken by mullioned corner bays, and a triangular recess in the centre, producing a sucession of forty five degree splays. The cap of the bay windows is expressed as a continuous string course above which on the first floor is a continuous range of mullioned dormer windows of uniform width, a striking feature often found in Parker's work at the period and which may have its origin in the weaver's loft of the vernacular Derbyshire cottage. Much of the interest of the house is in its detailing particularly in the splendid Brass door furniture, reminiscent of early Bentleys. The white harling and frameless window format would have been revolutionary at the time of construction. Such details as the bold curved handrail at the foot of the stairs indicate the architects his knowledge of continental Art Nouveau. The detailing of the fireplaces with their curved Copper hoods indicates the care with which all interior details were considered in Parker and Unwin's domestic projects The original interior is virtually intact and includes fireplaces, tiles, joinery, unusual panelled doors, some with leaded lights, pantry fittings and even working call bells, in brass & ebony. The whole house has been decorated in period style with Mackintosh influenced stained glass etc. At ground level the accommodation comprises entrance hall with cloak room and tiled toilet with stained glass door opening onto spacious inner hall accessing living room with canted bay, windows to 3 aspects, & inglenook fireplace with copper hood. Dining room with canted bay, windows to 2 aspects, glazed screen entry and copper hooded fireplace. Study with built in shelving, windows to 2 aspects, door to garden. Kitchen/ breakfast room with range of limed oak cupboards, leaded lights & brass handles, stainless steel hood extract, ss sink, De Detriech fan oven, 5 ring hob etc. Walk in pantry, Utility room with ss sink boiler cupboards. Rear door to access work shop/store, external toilet and small conservatory. At first floor level, a light landing with window seat, provides access to four double bedrooms (including master suite with ensuite shower room). There is a luxuriously reappointed fully tiled bathroom in Champagne with adjacent vanitory room with matching fittings having a feature floral design. On the second floor, there are two further double bedrooms. Outside, the garden has been professionally landscaped and arranged to harmonise with the appearance of the house and interestingly, the fore garden has been restocked to the pattern of the original garden. Accommodation for three vehicles is provided by a detached brick garage and a double carport.

Room measurements:
Master bedroom: 15' x 14'6"
Bedroom 2: 14'10" x 14'4"
Bedroom 3: 12'6" x 12'4"
Bedroom 4: 13'6" x 12'6"
Kitchen: 12'4" x 11'
Living room: 21'9" x 20'6"
Dining room: 16'4" x 14'3"




The Arts & Crafts Home
Mark Golding
Unit 2 Level 5 South
New England House, New England Street,
Brighton
BN1 4GH
Phone 01273 327774   Fax 01273 327774
Mobile 0777 553 3453  

theartsandcraftshome@gmail.com


email: John and Chrissie - theartsandcraftshome@gmail.com