Do you remember the red and white painted house that featured in one of my previous posts?
The Telegraph claims that it was the owners intention to demolish the £15 million house and replace it with a five storey building with a swimming pool and a cinema.
The normal format is that the building would retain its roof line and the additions would be subterranean. Such houses are often referred to as iceberg houses and it is the policy of both Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea to oppose such applications. There have been protests about the colour scheme but even although the house is in the Kensington Square conservation area no rules appear to have been broken.
By coincidence as I walked past it yesterday while planning a new walk from South Kensington to Kensington Palace there was a photographer there with his model who was dressed in red trousers and a white blouse.
My over active mind wondered whether he was trying to photograph an invisible woman ! If anyone spots the picture in a fashion or other publication I’d like to hear about it.
A suitable location for a photo-shoot of a more gentle nature would be Atherstone Mews
The new walk looks at mews from the near derelict to the pristine. In the mews it visits the exteriors of a classic car showroom, Francis Bacon’s former studio and Douglas Bader’s house. It will appear on the website in the near future.