Description: 2, South Parade
Date Listed: 27 June 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 201139
OS Grid Reference: TQ2112078922
OS Grid Coordinates: 521120, 178922
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4963, -0.2566
The following building shall be added:
House. 1938-9. By M Dugdale and F Ruhemann, for Leo Neumann.
Yellowish-red brick in flemish bond with soldier-brick arches and
eaves band; concrete. 2 storeys with basement garage. 2 bays with
further narrow entrance bay on left; garage below right bay; 1st
floor only to rear right with deep canopy in front and terrace
to front and left side. On left, steps up to terrace; on right
basement garage door. Lower entrance bay on left has door with
thick, small-pane, glazing to left side and above, and concrete
porch open at front and right side, the flat roof with curved
corner. The 2 right-hand bays each have a tall sliding and
folding 5-light window with overlight; iron railings in front
of right window. Parapet with artificial stone coping fronts 1st-
floor terrace. 1st floor accommodation, set-back behind curve-
cornered concrete canopy, has glazed door and thick small pane,
5-light eaves glazing; chimney on left. Interior: designed with
sliding folding partition walls to allow conversion of main rooms
into a single large space, and with fitted furniture, some of it
concealable. These original features survive and include: fitted
wooden bookshelves and cupboards; fitted settee convertible to
bed with retractable bedside tables; extensible fitted dining
table with moveable light above; curved pull-out desk; marble
surround to fireplace with retractable glass screen.
The house and its fittings are a remarkable survival of a compact
house reliant for its convenience on well-designed fitted
furniture, and it is an unusual exemplar of the contemporary of
A. Forsyth, Buildings for the age (1982)
Architect and Building Review, 3 March 1939, pp 274-276.
Architectural Review, March 1939.
Listing NGR: TQ2112078922
Source: English Heritage
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