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For demolition: 1930s art deco house in Rayners Lane, London

For demolition: 1930s art deco house in Rayners Lane, London
For demolition: 1930s art deco house in Rayners Lane, London

Very sad to hear about the future demolition of this 1930s art deco house in Rayners Lane, London. But at least we get a glimpse of it first.

Thanks to Fiona for getting in touch and sending over some photos of the art deco house, which do at least give us a glimpse of a house that has been hidden from sight for many years.

For demolition: 1930s art deco house in Rayners Lane, London
For demolition: 1930s art deco house in Rayners Lane, London

 

I know, it seems ridiculous that someone can just leave a house like this to rot. But that’s what has happened, with nature taking its course and covering the house in overgrown vegetation.

The house was apparently sold at the end of last year, presumably with someone looking to bring the house back to its best. The first step of doing this has been to cut back all of that overgrowth to actually access and view the house properly. But it isn’t good news.

For demolition: 1930s art deco house in Rayners Lane, London
For demolition: 1930s art deco house in Rayners Lane, London

 

According to Fiona, this stunning piece of 1930s modernism will not be here much longer. According to the people working on the house, the root damage done by the ivy was ‘so severe’ that the foundations are unsafe and they have been left with no alternative but to demolish the house.

So have a look at it for the last time. A crying shame that the house has to go and it would be interesting to hear more of its back story if you know anything.

For demolition: 1930s art deco house in Rayners Lane, London
For demolition: 1930s art deco house in Rayners Lane, London

 

I would be very intrigued to see the inside of this house too, as that might be a goldmine of original details if the exterior is anything to go by. But in its current state, I suspect that might not be a safe job for anyone except a trained professional.

Credit to both @artdecoist and @superfast72 who also mentioned this on Twitter snd thanks again to Fiona for the images.

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