DescriptionIn 1907, after Lutyens had worked on Edward Hudson’s, editor of Country Life, Deanery Garden in 1899, then Lindisfarne in 1903, Hudson asked Lutyens to renovate his newly purchased townhouse at 15 Queen Anne’s Gate. Developed as a series of townhouses in 1704, Sir Edwin removed all the later Victorian interior decoration, opening up the rooms on the first floor to showcase Hudson’s fine collection of antiques, most of which were donated to the V&A on his death. On the first floor he designed the three fireplaces and two glazed cupboards in his teardrop style. Lutyens created new panelling, cornices and fireplaces from the ground floor upwards, including an apse in the dining room to hold a regency sideboard, and a free interpretation of an eighteenth century overmantel. (Contributor: Paul Waite)
Also Cited InWeaver, L. (1913) Houses and Gardens by E L Lutyens. London: Country Life.