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Grayson Perry’s House for Essex

House for Essex pays homage to mythical woman, Julie

Overlooking the river Stour in Wrabness (tiny village in Essex), this monumental holiday home dubbed ‘A House for Essex’ is designed as a shrine to the fictional character Julie May Cope, who was tragically killed by a pizza delivery moped at the age of 61. Living Architecture commissioned renowned artist Grayson Perry to design this two-bedroom holiday home.

Perry further designed this splendid home with FAT architecture to construct a stunning residential building covered with various sculptures and ceramics, telling the story of the mythical Essex woman though its interior designs. The exterior is clad in bottle-green ceramic tiles, roof is finished in brass sheet and features a number of elaborate figurative sculptures.

On the other hand, its interior also features few sculptures, tiles and interior artworks, revealing historical and contemporary characteristics of her life. Entire house is decorated in bright colorful decor objects and furnishings, forming peaceful living space. Behind bright red double doors, you’ll find an entrance hall with primary colored paintwork leading to a kitchen. Arched windows and tall pitched ceiling create chapel-like space.

A motorbike hovering to the ceiling of the chapel represents collision with curry delivery driver and Julie; in the accident she unfortunately died. Due to its majestic architectural design, this holiday home is being considered as ‘Taj Mahal of Essex.’ Even you can rent this house to experience luxurious vacations away from city life, close to nature. Check out the images given below to find out more details about this exquisite holiday home.

Grayson Perry’s House for Essex

This monumental holiday home is designed as a shrine

Grayson Perry’s House for Essex

It is designed to pay homage to mythical Essex woman, Julie

Grayson Perry’s House for Essex

Roof is finished in brass sheet and features number of elaborate figurative sculptures

Grayson Perry’s House for Essex

Sculptural artwork onto the walls of this monumental holiday home

Grayson Perry’s House for Essex

Arched windows create chapel-like environment

Grayson Perry’s House for Essex

Entire house is decorated with bright colorful decor objects and furnishings

Grayson Perry’s House for Essex

Interiors include sculptures and paintings to reveal lifestyle of the Essex woman

Grayson Perry’s House for Essex

motorbike hovering through the ceiling represents collision with curry delivery driver and Julie

Grayson Perry’s House for Essex

Fully-equipped kitchen space with bright interiors

Grayson Perry’s House for Essex

Even the bedroom area has a wall painting of Julie

Grayson Perry’s House for Essex

Bathroom is designed with bottle-green tiles, adding sophisticated touch

Via: Telegraph/Image Courtesy: JackHobhouse

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