The most famous name of these forgotten architects is Ernst Ludwig Freud (1892-1970). Son of psychoanalyst Sigmund and father of artist Lucian and broadcaster Clement, Ernst was born in Vienna, where he studied architecture before moving to Berlin. He established a practice there, producing a number of surgeries and houses for doctors. He left Berlin in 1933 and settled in St Johns Wood, where Freud made his home and his living. He designed a number of houses and apartment buildings, as well as doing interior work. Frognal Close (1937) was built on the site of Frognal Priory. It is a cul de sac of six semi detached modernist houses in brick. Belvedere Court in Lyttleton Road, East Finchley is a moderne style apartment block, completed in 1938. Intended as rental apartments for Jewish families from Europe, Belvedere Court was designed in three long brick ranges with curved ends. Internally the flats were ultra modern with central heating, fitted kitchens and waste disposal chutes. Freud also designed a number of individual houses including 21 Neville Drive, Hampstead (1935) white walled and flat roofed, in the international style, and flats at 43 Elsworthy Road, Swiss Cottage (1955) in a more austere post war design. Freud worked until 1966 and after his death in 1970 was buried in the family plot in Golders Green Crematorium.
References: Pentagram: Forgotten Architects
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