Not currently on display at the V&A

Architectural Model

1997
Artist/Maker

Located on a street in London’s Chelsea area famous for its late-nineteenth century houses and studios inhabited by the likes of Oscar Wilde, Whistler and John Singer Sargent, the Red House is a striking modern addition. Taking its name from its red marble façade – in keeping with the bright red brick of most of the houses in the street – the Red House is Tony Fretton’s most critically acclaimed London building.

The front elevation has a slightly protruding ground level, with centrally place double garage doors, and is mounted by a shallow but high bay window that affords a view down the street to the River Thames. There are very substantial living quarters, with a staff apartment, several lounges and sitting rooms, a study, a great staircase, a garden and a roof terrace with a hot house and hot tub.

This model is typical of the quick in-house study models, made of card and cheap materials, that Tony Fretton produces in his office.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Card (paper), plywood and plastic
Brief Description
Architectural model of the Red House, Chelsea, London, by Tony Fretton, c. 1997
Physical Description
Architectural model of a house
Dimensions
  • Length: 327mm
  • Width: 570mm
  • Height: 370mm
Summary
Located on a street in London’s Chelsea area famous for its late-nineteenth century houses and studios inhabited by the likes of Oscar Wilde, Whistler and John Singer Sargent, the Red House is a striking modern addition. Taking its name from its red marble façade – in keeping with the bright red brick of most of the houses in the street – the Red House is Tony Fretton’s most critically acclaimed London building.



The front elevation has a slightly protruding ground level, with centrally place double garage doors, and is mounted by a shallow but high bay window that affords a view down the street to the River Thames. There are very substantial living quarters, with a staff apartment, several lounges and sitting rooms, a study, a great staircase, a garden and a roof terrace with a hot house and hot tub.



This model is typical of the quick in-house study models, made of card and cheap materials, that Tony Fretton produces in his office.

Collection
Accession Number
CD.34-2017

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record createdJanuary 25, 2017
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