Artist Transforms Garage Into London’s Weirdest Home

BarcroftTVPublished: January 30, 2018
Published: January 30, 2018

Renowned artist and set designer, Tony Hornecker, has decided to live his days in a beaten-up garage in the heart of East London – but not all is what it seems. The 43-year-old has managed to totally transform the dingy living space into a topsy-turvy wonderland that features the likes of a glitter ball from a Kylie Minogue tour and a baby’s diaper that hangs from the ceiling.

Tony’s previous work has been displayed at The Royal College of Art and The Royal Opera House – but he remains most fond of the magical world he has created at home. The decorated artist began his work on the garage 15 years ago and continues to change up the themed rooms to this day.

Tony’s initial intention when he moved in the space 15 years ago was to build a New York style loft. “I remember walking down here one October evening and seeing this roller-shutter door half kind of pulled down and peering underneath and seeing this big space.” says the artist.

“And everyone thought I was completely mad. I spent the first six weeks washing out of a bucket and trying to turn it into something that was vaguely like a home. Slowly over the years it’s just evolved from different spaces.”

Tony lives alone in his home, which he occasionally opens up for the public, as well as a few pop-up restaurant nights, where he entertains a small number of guests and serves them food he cooks in his miniature kitchen.

But owning such a quirky home has its drawbacks, as Tony admits that keeping a full-time job is not an option if you want to keep it so stylish, as there is always space for improvement.

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