This new-build house is on the site of a 1930s semi-detached house that had been greatly altered in the early 2000s. We demolished the house, leaving only the original front wall and excavated one floor down to create a basement level. The brief from the client was to create a home suitable for both family life and entertainment. The concept for the house was based on a classical, pared-back architectural aesthetic influenced by Sir John Soane.
We used an arch motif throughout the house and classical detailing. The layout revolves around a double-height space with formal rooms at the front and family rooms at the rear. The reception rooms are arranged to create interesting lines of sight in each direction. The decoration was inspired by Jean-Michel Frank and other styles of the 1930s.