Leighton House in Holland Park Road
Leighton House in Holland Park Road
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Leighton House in Holland Park Road
A rear view of Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, Kensington, as seen from the garden. It is a three-storey red brick building with basement; the lower side building houses the library and Silk Room. The large studio on the first and second floors with small windows includes a central glass bay above a doorway with steps leading to the dining room. The house was occupied by the painter, Frederic Leighton, from 1866 to his death in 1896, extended by the architect George Aitchison in the late 1800s to include the Arab Hall with a dome, seen to the right of the house, and other parts. The glass walled top floor of the Perrin Gallery, built in 1929 is seen on the left. A blue plaque commemorating Lord Leighton was erected by London County Council in 1958 to the left of the main door. The building, with houses Leighton House Museum, is Grade II* listed, listing number 1191541. Leighton House Museum is undergoing a major restoration and refurbishment project due to be completed in 2021.
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