A House for Essex United Kingdom

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Grayson Perry

Together with FAT Architecture , Chelmsford-born Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry has designed a House for Essex, which is located near Wrabness, overlooking the Stour estuary in the north of the county. The two-bedroom holiday home has been commissioned by Living Architecture, an organisation aiming to enhance Briton’s appreciation of architecture through opening exceptionally designed holiday lettings throughout the country. Inspired by follies, eccentric homes, shrines and fairy tales, the building has been designed to evoke a tradition of wayside and pilgrimage chapels, exploring the special character and unique qualities of Essex. Perry has even concocted a fictional story for this house: After an affair ended up the marriage of Julie, a woman born in Canvey Island in 1953 and her husband Dave, a refinery worker with whom she had two children, she subsequently wed Rob, who commissioned this ornate house in her memory after she was knocked down and killed by a curry delivery driver in Colchester. Guests of the house can now discover the story by walking through each room, encountering her belongings which were supposedly acrued during her life. Find out more about „A House for Essex“ on www.living-architecture.co.uk.

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry

Grayson PerryAll images © Living Architecture

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