Listed Rogers’ house in Wimbledon will now benefit doctorate students from university’s design school
The celebrated house that Richard Rogers built for his parents in Wimbledon is to benefit generations of leading architecture students after he announced he is donating it to Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD).
Designed by Rogers and his then wife Su in 1967, the grade II*-listed property at 22 Parkside, is close to Wimbledon Common and was built for his parents Dada and William Nino Rogers. The prefabricated single-storey property, known as the Rogers’ house, was later adapted for Rogers’ son Ab and his family to live in before being put up for sale in 2013 for £3.2 million. However, the property was later taken off the market and Rogers has now revealed that Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) will be gifted the house by his charity, the Richard Rogers Charitable Settlement.
Before becoming a place for GSD students to stay and study, Rogers has commissioned his former colleague Philip Gumuchdjian to renovate the house and restore it to its original domestic state.