Chester House, Clarendon Place, Paddington, London

Giles Gilbert Scott
Date Built
Clarendon Place, Paddington
This house in Clarendon Place, Paddington, was once the home of the architect Giles Gilbert Scott.  Scott designed the house as a home for his family.  In  April of 1975 it was given Grade II Listed status.  The listing information describes the exterior as, "Grey brick with sparing stone dressings, ferro-concrete floors; pantile roof. ... 7 bays wide including broad wings with hipped roofs, slightly advanced from ground floor but with the 1st floor between them set well back to form terrace. Central ashlar dressed doorway with shallow pediment."  It describes the interior as, " ... very restrained use of simplified classical details and mouldings, has a functionally planned ground floor incorporating garage in north east corner, kitchen, former servants' sitting room and former play room and nursery, the only reception rooms being the off-centre T-plan hall to right of entrance lobby and the dining room by the kitchen to left; the staircase rises on the cross axis of the hall to serve the piano nobile reception rooms and principal bedrooms giving on to the terrace."

As the blue plaque indicates Scott lived in Chester House from 1926 until 1960, the year he died.