In a parallel world, at the end of the rabbit hole, where tea parties are just part of the daily routine, I hope this is what the architecture looks like. But this house seems to have made it out of Wonderland and into the real world to the tiny English village of Wrabness in Essex, overlooking the scenic Stour Estuary.
The newly completed fairytale digs are the final project of the now-defunct British architecture collective FAT and designer Grayson Perry, commissioned by a Swiss philosopher/ urban planning enthusiast who very kindly wants to wants to allow us strangers stay in his new madhouse this summer.
As part of his Living Architecture Program, which gives the public access to buildings by leading contemporary architects, “A House for Essex” will be available for short-term stays awarded through an online ballot system ← but don’t sleep on it because the closing date for entries is at the stroke of midnight on 26 May 2015.
I can already picture the tea parties in the front yard.