Sir Giles Gilbert Scott
Person Male Born 9/11/1880 Died 9/2/1960
Architect. Born 26 Church Row, Hampstead. Grandson of Sir George Gilbert Scott. Built Liverpool Cathedral (where he and his wife are buried). Rebuilt the Commons Chamber at the Houses of Parliament after it was badly damaged in WW2. Designed Waterloo Bridge, the power stations at Battersea (2014: being redeveloped) and Bankside (now housing Tate Modern) and the K2 phone box. Also designed his W2 home of over 30 years, where the plaque is. Died University College Hospital.
His father, George Gilbert Scott Jnr, was also a successful architect but later in life was considered mentally unstable and confined to Bethlem Hospital. Perhaps an indication of junior's oddness is found in his place of death: the Midland Grand Hotel (now St Pancras Chambers) designed by his father.
Giles was born shortly before his father's problems began and was, presumably, protected from the effects as much as possible, since he claimed to have met his father only twice, the second time being when Giles was 16, at his father's deathbed.
We've found a few other architects who built houses for themselves, listed at Geoffrey Darke.