Malplaquet House in East London, UK
Tim Knox, director of Sir John Soane’s Museum and Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, a landscape architect, live in Malplaquet House in London’s East End. Built in 1740 for a wealthy merchant, the 20 plus room mansion survived the Blitz and being chopped up into various shop spaces before being rescued by the Spitalfields Trust from demolition.
Tim and Todd acquired the mansion in 1998 and began an extensive stabilization preserving as much of the historical fabric as possible. They then began filling the rooms with their vast collection of religious artifacts, taxidermy animals and other curiosities acquired from the markets and auction houses of England.
Source of text and image: http://tradarchitecture.blogspot.com/2008/10/malplaquet-house.html
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