Join our very special Members’ visit to The Cosmic House near Holland Park, one of the most unique and remarkable domestic building of the late twentieth century
The Cosmic House, a four-floored Victorian residence near Holland Park in west London, was bought by the architect Charles Jencks and his wife, the garden designer Maggie Keswick in 1978. Together with the architect Terry Farrell they made the interior into a manifesto of Jencks’s ideas and a theatre of their public and private lives. In 2018 the house was Grade I listed, in recognition as its status as a built manifesto for Post Modernism and a pivotal centre of global architectural culture. The house was opened in 2021 to the public following Jenck’s wishes before his death.
The Cosmic House is a post-modern masterpiece, with contributions from artists and designers including Michael Graves, Eduardo Paolozzi, Piers Gough and Allen Jones. With its inventive and sometimes kitsch decor, The Cosmic House is often compared to Sir John Soane’s house and museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Enjoy a visit to the house, with an introduction, and short film about its history and collection.
- Please meet in front of Cosmic House 10 minutes before 14.00 pm.
- The visit will last approximately 1 and a half hours.
- Unfortunately, due to the design of the house it is not accessible for wheelchair users.
- Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Spaces are limited so reserve your spot now to avoid missing out!
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This tour is for Members of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery. If you are not a Member yet, why not join today and help us reanimate Soane’s vision for Pitzhanger as a place of inspiration, learning and entertainment.
Date and Time
Tuesday 5 December 2023
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
The visit will commence at 2.00 pm and last for approximately 1 and a half hours.
The Cosmic House
19 Lansdowne Walk, London, W11 3AH
Free for Members