575 Wandsworth Road
It won’t be this year I get to see this house – visits are limited in numbers and duration and this years slots are already full – but it’s on the bucket list.
The house is the work of Khdambi Asalache, a poet and writer of Kenyan descent who also worked for the BBC and the Treasury. He started making fretwork to cover up the damp coming from the next door launderette, beginning a project that would last another twenty years. He would use abandoned wood, doors and boxes first cut to size then carved using a single knife.
(More details from National Trust and pics from Pinterest)
An extraordinary testament to patience, human endeavour, love and creativity.
Laters, Kate x
Ohh Can I come with you when you visit this place please Xxx
All the best, Ella Ella Jaczynska
Sent from my iPhone so please excuse any typing errors 😁
Of course! Might be next year though.. xxx
It is going really well – being a left hander, I’m a challenge, but definitely getting there! xxx
That is fabulous!
I love the fact he lived an normal life in a normal place…and created something extraordinary.. xxx