Basic Site Details

Name: The Mystery House
Town, district or village: Chelsea
City or county: London
Country: England
Grid ref:
Notes: Original house by eccentric architect and scientist Dr John Samuel Phené (d.1912). House was advertised for sale in 1914. It was envisaged that the Arts League of Service, an organisation set up in 1919 "To Bring the Arts into Everyday Life", might take it on. Mackintosh made proposals for suitable alterations.

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Upper Cheyne RowYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11920  proposed alterations


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitect 1920 proposed alterations - unexecuted


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Arts League of Service, thefor 1920 proposals for alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Crawford, Alan1995Charles Rennie Mackintosh London: Thames and Hudsonpp179-82