50 Glebe Place, Chelsea (1880-85). Architect: John Lowe. Left: Perspective view. Right: One of the windows with its metalwork and ivy-covered wall. (Cherry and Pevsner give the dates of this eccentric building as 1980-85, but this must be a misprint.) [Click on this image and those below to enlarge them.]

Left: Front elevation. Right: Window in the tower.

Sculpture on and around the house. Left two: Terracotta statue of a kneeling girl on a pillar, which has the same pattern of raised leaves as the building. Middle right: One of the six standing statues on the roof of the building. Right: Bas relief frame inside left of the doorway.

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Cherry, Bridget, and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 3: North West. “The Buildings of England.” New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002.

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