Art Deco Renaissance
Denise Silvester-Carr looks at Art Deco places of interest in Britain.
Art Deco houses are thin on the ground in Britain. It is a style of design found more often in public buildings - in Odeon cinemas and in hotels. It is all the more remarkable therefore to have not one but two of the few residences built for private individuals opening to the public almost simultaneously. The first is Coleton Fishacre, a curving grey house constructed for Rupert and Lady Dorothy D'Oyly Carte in 1926 on a spectacular stretch of the Devon coast.