Kexgill Hull have officially launched their new themed house this week – a tribute to the backing band of David Bowie that hailed from the city. “Spiders From Mars” played a huge part in some of Bowie’s greatest albums and iconic hits during his career.
The last surviving member of the band, Mick “Woody” Woodmansey, was in attendance to officially unveil the house in front of local and even national press. Kindly, Woody has donated many items from his personal collection of memorabilia to the house. Woody said he was excited to see his life “immortalised in a liveable time capsule”. Specially commissioned artwork from local artist Lucy Thorpe has also gone on display in the property.
The house based on Auckland Rd, draws inspiration not only from Bowie and Spiders, but from the 70’s in general. Obvious nods to the era include tiger-skin bathroom tiles, perspex chairs and original 70’s light fittings. The 5 bed house still retains modern elements such as en-suite bedrooms and built-in Bluetooth speakers in the lounge.
Jane Scorah, Head of Design, says; “It’s been a lot of fun to work on and I’m really delighted that the new tenants love it as much as we do!”