With thanks to Heinz Theuerkauf for his corrections to the original webpage. Material about the listing text added by Jacqueline Banerjee. First photograph from The Studio. All others 2009 by the author. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer or Internet Archive and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]

House and studio designed by C. F. A. Voysey, built 1891-92, and later featured in the Studio of 1897. The house is at 17, St Dunstan's Road, London W6, and was built for the illustrator W. E. F. Britten. At street level, the rear elevation is largely obscured by a high brick wall and vegetation. [Click on all images to enlarge them.]

Left to right: (a) Garden front (the right side of the building in the photograph above). (b) Plans of the building.

Left to right: (a) Studio with skylight. (b) View from the street.

Left to right: (a) A corbel beneath the eaves. (b) Metal brackets.

The house is Grade II listed, and is called a "[s]tudio-cottage" in the listing text. Its main features are described as follows: "Painted roughcast. Green slate roof. One storey plus roof storey. Three windows to ground floor, one in eaves. Leaded casement windows, three-light below (one with stone mullions), four lights to dormer, with moulded timber cornice. Doorway to right of centre with projecting moulded porch hood and original door. Low hipped roof. Overhanging eaves with cast iron gutter on brackets. Massive central chimney. Buttresses to side walls." In many ways (the roughcast finish, the low roof, overhanging and bracketed eaves, etc.) it is typical of Voysey's style.

Related Material


"G." "The Revival of English Domestic Architecture VI. The Work of Mr. C. F. A. Voysey." The Studio 11 (1897): 16-25. Internet Archive version of a copy from an unidentified library. Web. 8 May 2013.

17, St Dunstan's Road W6. Historic England. Web. 15 February 2021.

Last modified 15 February 2021.