Sir Basil Spence was a prolific architect of the Modernist and Brutalist styles. What ever you think of the buildings he designed, there is no little amount of irony in comparing what he built versus the house he actually lived.
We were following a walk along the course of the New River in Highbury/Stoke Newington which was pretty dull along the culverted stretch along Petherton Road but this lovely representation of a zebra crossing with vigorously flashing Belisha beacons painted on the pavement of Church Path (overlooked by a black cat lounging on a window sill) was a nice surprise.
This innocuous building on Garratt Lane in Wandsworth has had a host of different purposes including a cinema from 1908 to the late 1920s.
Hitchcock loved his models and so do I.