Stanley Picker House
Wednesday 4 September 2019
- Stanley Picker House, Kingston Hill, (Participants will be given full directions nearer the event)
- Leader: House guide
The group will be guided around the main living areas of the house, the garden gallery and finally (weather permitting) the garden. The tour will last for a maximum of two hours.
Stanley Picker was an extremely successful American businessman, philanthropist and anglophile who came to England in 1935 to look after the family cosmetics business. He built up a remarkable collection of paintings and sculpture mainly by twentieth-century artists and some of this is displayed in the house which was completed in 1968, designed by Kenneth Wood with an interior fitted out by Conran. Access to the house is restricted to a small number of group visits each year and we have been extremely fortunate to make these arrangements.
Please note, the House was designed for its location on the side of a hill, is split level and there is no lift. The garden, the main areas of the house and the gallery can be accessed only by a series of steep stairs. For visitors with limited mobility it is therefore regrettable that no access can be given beyond the entrance level of the house. Please also note that there is a considerable amount of walking and standing.There are no special facilities on site. Parking at the house is possible but it is strictly limited.