Samuel Courtauld

Situated on the 3rd floor of No 20 overlooking Portman Square, the room is a stunning revival of the Art Deco period. The ceiling of the bedroom has been carefully covered with silver leaf and comes to life on sunnier days like a vision of heaven itself! The bath in the beautiful mirrored bathroom was originally made for Claridges but never used (lucky us!). The room is named after Samuel Courtauld, probably Home House’s longest curator in its history. On the death of his wife in 1931, Courtauld made over the house in Portman Square, together with his extensive collection, for the use of the new Courtauld Institute until such time as permanent accommodation could be found for them. In the event the Portman Square house was to be the institute’s home for almost sixty years.

Total room size: 32 sq/m

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