George Best House [1970]

Frazer Crane

Commissioned by George Best himself during the height of his footballing career, Frazer Crane’s design was well ahead of its time. Best, with a minimal brief relative to that of the bachelor pad of today, requested only a billiards table and a sunken spa, but Crane’s design demonstrated thorough innovation from the inside out. With electronic curtains, sub floor heating and a retractable television encased in an extruded box form clad with glazed white tiling (earning the house the nickname ‘giant toilet’) – the house was certainly a spectacle of modernity. Best himself chose an Axminster wool carpet in tobacco/neutral/black for the living room, red and white mosaic tiles for the bathroom, and the house was dubbed ‘Que Sera’ in light of the events that occurred within its walls.

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