“The artists around the courtyard formed a happy family, in and out of each other’s studios during the day, and in the evening swapping stories over cards and whisky, or dining at The Bull and Bush on Hampstead Heath”
William Logsdail, Artist - c.1887
The new, mixed suburb of Primrose Hill was almost completely constructed by 1875. The last major development was that of Primrose Hill Studios, a development of twelve artists houses in a mews off Fitzroy Road.
It was a popular address. A total of 39 artists worked at Primrose Hill Studios from 1878 to 1899. Some also lived there with their families and the courtyard around which the houses were built inspired a camaraderie reflecting the egalitarian art-worker ideal promoted by Ruskin and Morris, the founders of the Arts & Crafts movement.
The studios were listed (Grade II) by Historic England in 2004 as an early, attractive and well preserved example of speculatively built artists’ studio houses.
The first tenants included the painters John William Waterhouse RA and William Logsdail. Arthur Rackham lived here in 1905-6, when some of the illustrated books for which he is best known were published
Now, Primrose Hill Studios reflects the best ideals of modern living. Vaulted ceilings and an abundance of natural light combine effortlessly with period features and modern fittings, creating a truly remarkable place to live.
The studio is split over two levels, the ground floor providing the majority of the living space, including a large, open plan reception/kitchen and a bedroom. The mezzanine features a gallery space, currently used as a bedroom, with direct access to a flat roof.
The studios that make up the mews are quietly separated from the creative energy of Primrose Hill, and yet under half a mile from the open spaces of Primrose Hill & Regent’s Park, as well as the amenities of Regent’s Park Road.
Primrose Hill is one of central London’s prettiest villages, offering the perfect mixture of green open spaces, a thriving local community and wonderful local places to eat, enjoy a coffee and get together with friends.
Accommodation & Amenities
Reception room incorporating fully fitted kitchen and dining area | Mezzanine bedroom | Bedroom 2 | Bathroom with separate bath & walk in shower | Guest WC/ utility Room | Entrance hall
Double aspect roof terrace | Off street parking for one car | Residents permit parking