The early 19th Century listed townhouse, very close to Eaton Square, was the subject of a very extensive refurbishment and restoration for an art collector client. The brief was to undertake much rationalisation of the rear of the property and in particular, to reconfigure the lower floor levels into a much more usable and practical layout. This important work, included the restoration of many existing architectural features, and the creation of an Orangery / Conservatory at First Floor level. Within the parameters of the listed building consent, a completely new underpinned basement with a bespoke wine cellar, state of the art Cinema / Family room and a Gym was created, together with complete reconstruction of the Mews building behind the main House.
Following the necessary negotiations with the Grosvenor Estate, IWA achieved a series of successful listed building consents and Planning consents from City of Westminster, all of which were implemented. The rigors of the site, the client’s requirements and the constraints of the site, including those of the Grosvenor Estate, were all achieved successfully.
The project was completed in a very tight timescale and many aspects of the construction process had to be overlapped. There was extensive re-servicing of the property and the service routings were integrated within the new design. Some areas within the house were completely remodelled and an emphasis was placed on natural order, light and flow within the house. The best elements of the existing listed architectural features were restored, enhanced and in some locations, reinstated.