Redevelopment of an extensive residential property overlooking the Regents canal in Little Venice, West London.
The property consisted of two existing buildings: a Grade II listed house fronting the canal and a pavilion set at the end of a 30-meter-long garden.
The main house — containing the private and guest rooms, a study, library, formal reception, and dining rooms as well as the playroom and main kitchen — was extensively refurbished and the lower ground floor was lowered by several feet to provide light and spacious rooms opening directly onto a (lowered) rear garden.
An underground swimming pool and spa was created as a link between the main house to the re-constructed pavilion which now contains guest accommodation, and office, gym, music, and storerooms. The pool itself features a vaulted white concrete roof and is naturally lit along its length by means of skylights.
The client’s passion for precise detailing and a complex material palette are evident, with meticulously selected marbles, stones, wood, and leather used to embelish the quality of the carefully planned spaces.
Of particular note is the quality of marble used in the bathrooms and elsewhere in the house; the walls of the master bathroom were faced using a superb block of Calacatta Paonazzo that was sourced directly from Italy, whilst the guest WC features a unique set of bookmatched slabs of Cremo Tirrena. The Kitchen work top was made from Fior di Bosco and bespoke fireplaces were made from white Onyx and a rare Egyptian stone known as Wadi Fakir.
Photography by Richard Powers.
Calacatta Paonazzo on master bathroom walls
Meticulously detailed interiors are evident throughout the building...
Bespoke white Onyx fireplace
The Kitchen work top was made from Fior di Bosco marble and bespoke fireplaces were made from white Onyx and a rare Egyptian stone known as Wadi Fakir.
"... a Grade II listed house fronting the canal and a pavilion set at the end of a 30-meter-long garden"