We have been working with listed building and heritage assets since the 1990s. Most of the listed buildings we encounter are grade 2, but we have worked with a number grade 1 listed buildings and a couple of scheduled monuments too. The majority of these buildings are residential in nature, but we have been involved with an art gallery, a roman settlement, a listed stable block, a printing house and an old telephone exchange too. We have included just a selection below.
Grade 2 Listed Queens Gate Apartment in Kensington, London.
The apartment had not ben touched since the 1970’s, with green shag-pile carpets throughout – even in the bathroom, a sunken bath and flock wallpaper. The flat was devoid of period detail and felt undersized and heavy. Our brief was to modernise the apartment, open it up and make it feel light, and put the period detail back where appropriate.
The Grade 2 Listed Redhouse in Clarkenwell, London.
Very little on this project was bespoke, this kept the lid on cost. We used standardized elements from internet providers, we just assembled everything in an unexpected way.
Grade 2 listed Westminster town house, London.
Karl & Vanessa were moving from a large New York apartment to London. They had been living a lateral existence, all rooms on the same level, no steps and or stairs. They asked for a sense of their New York apartment in their new home, but there was only one catch. The house they were buying was a town house, over five floors, with steps in abundance.
Grade 2 Listed The Boltons in Chelsea, London.
The final design was finished with a combination of American Black Walnut and walnut burr, with bronze bar inlay. The design sat well against the existing building and the whole installation had the feel of a walnut-panelled smoking room at a west end club.