Named after the famous Arts and Crafts home of Sir William Morris in Bexleyheath, The Red House was built in 1898 and was one of only two houses on the street at that time. The newly opened Lammas Park provided beautiful, leafy views from the elegant house – unchanged to this day. Early occupants include young couples, with the improved public transport links from the ‘green and leafy’ suburb of Ealing to the City of London, making it the perfect home for commuters.
One of its residents, Thomas William Cole, an artist and head of Ealing School of Art, presumably appreciated its contemporary Arts and Crafts style.
When Uplift acquired the building in 2014, it had been empty for seven years and was in need of a lot of love and attention. Having been restored it to its former glory, The Red House is now enjoying a new lease of life. You’ll find small touches of William Morris in The Red House, it’s up to you how much more you’ll add when you make one of the apartments your home. The V&A can provide you with more inspiration from the Arts & Crafts movement The Arts & Crafts Movement – Victoria and Albert Museum.
The original “Red House” Red House was William Morris’ home from 1860 and evokes a sense of him, his charms and his life. What will you find in the apartments in our local Red House? Call us on 020 8840 6666 or email us on [email protected] to arrange your appointment slot for our open house this Saturday, 23rd April, between 10 – 10.30am.