The David Parr House: Cambridge's Arts & Crafts home opens to the public

The David Parr House, the Cambridge home of William Morris' Arts & Crafts collaborator, is to open to the public.

Parr worked for FR Leach, the master decorator that partnered with Morris as well as architects George Frederick Bodley and George Gilbert Scott Junior.

 He decorated the house at 186 Gwydir Street in an elaborate neo-Gothic style, and it is now thought of as a time capsule for the ideas Parr would go on to use on his commissions.

When he died in 1927 the house remained the family home, with the artistic interior left virtually untouched.

 It opens to the public this week but has proved so immediately popular that tickets for 2019 are already sold out.

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