Late artist Nancy Fout’s London home is for sale – and it’s a ‘cabinet of curiosities’
The London home and studio of the late visual artist Nancy Fouts is on sale for £3,999,950 – and it is packed full of Victorian neo-gothic details.
According to its selling agent, Savills, the British American sculptor – who passed away last year – fully restored the six-bedroom Camden property, which she bought in the 1970s on Oakley Square.
The Grade II-listed London property was originally a vicarage designed in 1852 by English architect John Johnson, who is best known for co-creating the Alexandra Palace.
Its gothic-meets-boho interior has arched stone mullions, vaulted ceilings and extensive timber joinery mixed in with Fout’s sculptural artworks and her collections of quirky objects, furniture and books, displayed around the house.
The overall look brings to mind a scaled-up Victorian cabinet of curiosities. Fout’s cocoon-like study has ornate full-length cabinets and shelving and a trefoil-headed bay window. Her bedroom’s double-height pitched ceiling, meanwhile, is lined with wooden cladding.