This typical London townhouse had been converted to flats and suffered from neglect. None the less a large part of the historic fabric remained unaltered. The brief was to return the building back to being a single family dwelling and to gently restore it as per the principles of the Society of Protection of Ancient Buildings. All bathrooms and kitchens are completely new and all the interventions are made legible by the use of a contemporary palette of materials and sharp contemporary detailing, so that the ‘new’ is set off from the ‘old’.
Otherwise we have only replaced items where absolutely necessary and always used like for like. Walls and ceilings were repaired using riven oak laths and lime plaster. Cornicing was lovingly cleaned and damage carefully made good. The fantastic plasterer was in fact a recommendation from the Georgian Society.
Repointing the front facade and the very carefully cleaning of the brick work, the cast stone and the fanlight have restored the building to its former elegant beauty. It is one of the most lovingly restored and strikingly beautiful townhouses in Marylebone.