The project encompassed the construction of a five storey luxury home in London. The front façade of the house is the only remaining part of the original house, and from six metres deep behind the facade everything is newly built.
The new basement provides a swimming pool, steam room, gym and cinema room. On the lower ground floor is the kitchen and drawing room. The main lounge and dining room are on the upper ground floor. The first floor accommodates the master bedroom with two dressing rooms and an en suite bathroom with steam room. Finally the top floor has four bedrooms, two with en suite facilities plus a shared bathroom and kitchenette, this floor also boasts the large sky light that provides natural light to the stairwell.
Marble imported from Italy was used throughout and built in wardrobes, timber sash windows and decorative cornices are just some of the high quality joinery features. A particular feature of the house is that all areas were hand painted except for the ceilings.
The grand entrance area is located on the upper ground floor. Leading to the dining room (with staff quarters) to the left, a library / study at the front of the house and kitchen and living area to the back. The living area has a glass balcony which overlooks the landscaped garden and onto a self contained pavilion providing an extra kitchen, shower room and bedroom. Double height ceilings throughout this floor offer a very spacious living area. On the lower ground floor is the boot room which also provides a side entrance to the house. Also contained within this floor is a utility room, a wine cellar and larder with stone shelves. The majority of this level is stone flooring but at the windows in the family room there is an area of glass flooring to allow extra light into the room.
QS: Woodeson Drury