Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Susan Bennett and Earl Hyde own a couple of lovely shedlike structures at their Muswell Hill home in London. Stephen Anderton has an excellent interview in The Times with them in which he describes their recycled shed with its impressive mansard roof as "somewhere between Second Empire and the Psycho house" with 'finials' made from very cheap plastic fencing (pictured above). Susan and Earl also have a rather spectacular Baroque temple in the garden with blue marbled pillars made from drainpipes and 22ct gold lustred ceramic capitols designed and made by Earl (pictured below). There's also a working studio in the garden as well as these delights.Their garden, which apparently is Maureen Lipman's favourite, is usually open as part of the National Gardens Scheme.
Posted by Alex Johnson at 10:06 AM