Home House throws a nostalgic 90s party in celebration of 20 years of fun and frivolity
Guests were taken on a journey back in time as the private members club celebrated a monumental anniversary
When it comes to joining a private members club that’s right for you, finding a home from home is just one of many important considerations, and promoting this value at its core is Home House. The prestigious members club celebrated its 20 year anniversary on Thursday, hosting a star-studded soirée at its London club in Portman Square, transporting guests back to the hedonistic days of the 90s when it was founded.
Guests were treated to colourful canapés that included saffron risotto with gold leaf, blue crackle croquet-en-bouche and parmesan tartlets with whipped goats curd, while entertainment was provided by Incognito Artists, The Wild Tonics, circus performers and a string quartet, offering a nod to Home House’s 200-year history.
Incorporating the notion of old and new, the party also presented a traditional orchestra playing contemporary hits, while a trio of beatboxers entertained guests who quaffed Moet & Chandon cocktails. The various rooms were brightly decorated in a nostalgic nineties colour palette.
One of the most famous private homes in London, Home House was first built in 1773 by George III’s architect James Wyatt. It was commissioned by the notorious Elizabeth, Countess of Home – known as the Queen of Hell for her lavish, wild parties – who desired a ‘Pavillion’ designed to host her famous soirees.
It was later leased to the Courtauld Institute of Art, before purchased by Berkley Adam in 1996. Restored to its former glory and opened as a private members club two years later. The club was acquired in 2004 by Quintillion UK Limited, a group of private investors, with a view merge the grandeur and glamour of the existing buildings at 19 and 20, with the modernity and excitement of the newly-refurbished 21. Cutting edge design from the late Dame Zaha Hadid, and detail from Candy and Candy, completed the refurbishment in early 2010.