186 was the home of David Parr; he bought the house in 1886 and lived there until his death in 1927.
By day he worked as an ‘artist painter’ for the Cambridge-based decorative firm F R Leach & Sons. By night, often working in candlelight, he decorated the walls and surfaces of his ordinary terraced house to create an extraordinary painted interior.
The David Parr House is working to preserve, understand, research and honour his legacy.
In January 2017, DPH was delighted to be awarded £625,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve the house and its interiors and open it to visitors. Read more about the project here