Survey and design for alterations to 29 Tite Street, Chelsea, London

M348 Survey and design for alterations to 29 Tite Street, Chelsea, London

Address: 29, Tite Street, Chelsea, London
Date: c. 1920
Client: Unknown
Authorship: Authorship category 1 (Mackintosh) (Mackintosh)

29 Tite Street was designed by the architect Edward William Godwin and illustrated in the British Architect in May 1880. 1 Mackintosh made a series of survey drawings of it in a sketchbook, which suggest he proposed making a new bathroom and kitchen and installing a new flight of stairs. The client for these alterations is not known, and it is uncertain if any building work was carried out. The house had been demolished by the 1980s. 2

Authorship: This project is known only from Mackintosh's sketchbook. 3

Status: Demolished

Grid Reference: TQ 27849 77873

GPS coordinates: lat = 51.485366, lng = -0.160098   (Map)


1: British Architect, 13, 14 May 1880, pp. 234ff.; Giles Walkley, Artists' Houses in London, 1764–1914, Aldershot, Hampshire: Scolar Press, 1994, pp. 90–1.

2: Photographs of Tite Street in the 20th and 21st centuries, 'Then and Now Gallery', Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Virtual Museum, [accessed 15 January 2013].

3: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Sketcher's Notebook c. 1912–20, GLAHA 53015/21 (M348-004); GLAHA 53015/22 (M348-005); GLAHA 53015/23 (M348-001); GLAHA 53015/24 (M348-002); GLAHA 53015/25 (M348-003); GLAHA 53015/26 (M348-008); GLAHA 53015/27 (M348-007); GLAHA 53015/28 (M348-006). These eight pages appear to belong together and are numbered I–VIII, where I corresponds to p. 35 and VIII to p. 28.