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A spectacular period home

  • A sensitive response to a historic period property
  • Precisely tailored to suit the client’s requirements
  • Incorporates beautiful contemporary additions

We sculpted the space to flood the underground extension with daylight and offer a tranquil setting for our client to relax in the heart of London.

James Goodfellow
Lead project architect, Make

Project Details

Location London, UK
Status Built 2011
Sectors Residential, Interiors
Area 990m²/10,700ft²
Client Confidential

Make’s design for this private residence has sensitively transformed a beautiful Grade I-listed neoclassical building in central London into a stunning contemporary home. Our aim was to preserve and celebrate the heritage of the impressive house, designed by John Nash in 1821, while creating a modern residence fit for 21st-century living. The end product is a bespoke residence of exemplary quality and craftsmanship.

We completely remodelled and refurbished the interior, significant increasing the floor area and improving vertical circulation by linking all four floors with an elegant curved staircase. The most significant addition is a substantial underground extension containing a swimming pool, media room and ancillary spaces. This distinctly contemporary and minimal space presents a striking contrast to the property’s otherwise traditional nature. A sophisticated moving floor system in the pool hall allows it to be transformed into a large entertainment area with the flick of a switch. 

We took great care to preserve the external appearance of the listed property, ensuring minimal visual impact on the house and its environs. And we meticulously tailored every detail to accommodate the client’s brief. As a result, they now possess a truly bespoke luxury home – one that balances original period features and beautifully designed contemporary elements.