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Our house for sale in 1979

Another ad from 1979

Another ad from 1979

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For Sale 32 Years Ago

Real Estate Ad from 26 June 1977

Real Estate Ad from 26 June 1977

See if you can find out from my earlier post on Former Residents who bought it!

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St. Paul’s Studios were built in 1891. They were constructed in an unusual though pleasing design, the most distinctive characteristic being the tall, round-headed north-light windows giving a steady source of light to the artist’s studios which occupied the whole first floor. These windows declared the function of the houses, as well playing a part in the lively picturesque front elevation.

Buying off plan

The first sales particulars for the house, here of plan in 1890 (note that the railing and other details changed)

The design of the terrace is in fact symmetrical, three studios either side of a slightly raised central pair. They are built in brick with buff terracotta dressings, the character and detail of this elevation being drawn from the 16th century – note particularly the finials, strapwork decoration along the eaves, and the mullions and transoms of the ground floor windows. The terrace was described as being specially designed to suit the requirement of bachelor artists. Under the first floor studio were arranged a sitting room and a bedroom, and on the basement floor below, accommodation was provided for a housekeeper.

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