This end of terrace house dates from the 1850s and is located at the junction of two broad, tree-lined avenues. It is four storeys high (three storeys over a Garden Level) with a three storey return and a separate side entrance porch, allowing the grand front rooms to occupy the full width of the main block. There is a sizeable front garden and a more modest rear garden, as well as a narrower garden to the side. The mews has long since been separated from the main house and was developed separately. The house’s front elevation faces east and its rear elevation faces west while its long side elevation faces south and is punctured by many tall windows allowing sunlight to flood the interior. The project involved a complete refurbishment of the house and gardens along with a number of interventions and demolitions of inappropriate recent additions and its reinstatement to an elegant residence.
The building’s fabric had been severely damaged by its division into many bedsit apartments, as well as problems of damp and general dilapidation and decay. To exploit the site’s excellent orientation, the floor level of the Garden Level was lowered to give additional height to the rooms at this level and new windows were added to the gable end of the return and the entrance porch, with a conservatory and wintergarden inserted into the space between the return and the neighbour’s boundary wall. The house has been finished to an exceptionally high standard internally, including finishes such as hardwood parquet flooring in the Reception Rooms and book-matched Calacatta marble slabs in the Bathrooms.