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Prudence Ivey's curated Open House Festival collection

Check out Prudence Ivey's curated collection.

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1 Halsbury Close


Grade II Modernist House designed by German emigre architect Rudolf Frankel for his sister and family in 1938. The house remains relatively intact and retains the layout and original features which adhere to Modernist principles of the era.

Rudolf Frankel, 1938

Visit a recently refurbished apartments of Neave Brown’s Alexandra Road Estate in Camden. This is a 3 bed maisonette flat, lower ground and ground floor levels on block B along the pedestrian Rowley Way.

Neave Brown, 1978

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Douglas Fir House

garden, residence

A low-energy, prefabricated Canadian Douglas fir rear extension to the garden flat of a converted Edwardian terraced house.

Christian Brailey Architects, 2021

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Gap House


Tours of Gap House Just 8ft wide to the street, this house is ingeniously slotted into an unpromising plot to create a comfortable, low energy, family home that makes a virtue of its constrained site.

Pitman Tozer Architects, 2007

Floating gardens on the Tideway below Tower Bridge, home to a residential community of more than a hundred barge dwellers. Open House on Sunday 10th October from 14.00 - 18.00.

Nicholas Lacey and Partners, 1983

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Home of Jermaine Gallacher


Jermaine Gallacher is an interior designer, product designer and design dealer renowned for his offbeat and distinctive style. His home within a nineteenth century Peabody block, houses his extensive personal collection.

John Douglas, 1886

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Kitchen in the Woods


Winner of the Urban Oasis awards of Don't Move Improve 2023! with an extension by A Small Studio architects. This is an Austin Vernon & Partners 1957 home that sits within the Dulwich Estate.

A Small Studio , 1958

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Little Brownings


My midcentury terraced house on the Dulwich Estate was the overall winner of last year's Don't Move Improve. My architects Archmongers will be here too to talk people through the design/build. (Approached to apply by Prudence Ivey)

Archmongers, 1960

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One Park Drive


Herzog & de Meuron, 2021

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‘OPEN’ Beyond Beck Road (part II)

community/cultural, gallery, event, art studio, art in the public realm, bridge, historical house

Architecture and art produced in an unmodified street of 56 houses, railway arch studios, and private galleries between 1974 and 2023. Beck Rd is an iconic artist haven and its residents are key contributors to UK art history.

Unknown, 1890

The Alexandra Road Estate is a low-rise, high-density, mixed-use development designed by Neave Brown for Camden's Architects' Department.

Neave Brown, 1970