Jo featured this home quite some time ago but as it is one of the most magical homes I have ever seen I wanted to share it again, with more breathtaking photos. Welcome to Dennis Severs’ house.
Dennis Severs’ House at 18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields is more than just a time capsule. It is both a breathtaking and an intimate portrait of the lives of a family of Huguenot silk-weavers from 1724 to the dawn of the 20th Century. As you follow their fortunes through the generations, the sights, smells and sounds of the house take you into their lives. It was Dennis Severs’ intention that as you enter his house it is as if you have passed through the surface of a painting, exploring with your senses and imagination a meticulously crafted 18th Century world.
Fascinating, all the while reminding me of a nightmare I had.
Love ~ Charm, history and a bit of voyeurism …..
How did I miss this post? I LOVE historical home tours, museum homes. This has home has that element, but with a fabulous, over-the-top layer of theatre. And contemporary styling sensibility. I never have seen a spectacularly unmade bed in a historical home museum.
Suzanne Melton says:
And, I'm stealing the idea over the fireplace in the fifth photo. We have too many sconce shelves and too many gargoyles. I'm going to put them together in the steampunk library!