© Ed Reeve
It is quite normal for single-family houses to say something about their occupants. Rarely, however, do the residents reveal their inclinations to such a degree as William Lyttle, a civil engineer who became known as “the Mole Man of Hackney”. For more than 40 years, he lived in his spacious London house and created a ramified network of tunnels beneath it. Many years later, after his death when the artist Sue Webster became interested in the property, she sought to renew her vision of living and working under a single roof in the Mole Man’s house.