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Peak al fresco? Buzz around Ladbroke Hall grows with designer garden

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Most excitingly for architecture nerds, Ladbroke Hall’s garden will include a 6×6 Maison Démontable by Jean Prouvé — the only publicly accessible one in the UK. Prouvé, a self-taught architect and Le Corbusier collaborator, engineered low-cost prefabricated homes for his fellow French people left homeless by the Second World War. Now, like many post-war socialist design icons, they are rare collectors’ items; an 8×8 house was on sale at Design Miami in 2013 for $2.5 million (£2 million). At Ladbroke Hall, the compact wooden house will be an artwork that doubles as a private dining space that seats 18 below a branching Frederik Molenschot chandelier. “We had the chance when we found this building to do something special with it,” says Le Gaillard.

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