Nestled in a quiet mews avenue in Highgate, North London, sits Herbert Tayler and David Green’s Studio House (1939). The Studio House was the pair’s first commission and is a beautiful, highly controlled example of middle-period modernist architecture. Designed for Punch cartoonist Roger Pettiward (Paul Crum) as a house cum studio it enjoys an enviable location in the heart of Highgate Village. The current owners have recently repainted it in a lively burgundy and dove grey combination (we believe the front elevation was originally terracota) and even on a gloomy winter’s day it looked bright and clean. Maybe one day we will get to look inside!
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