Studio 6, Rosebury House, 70 Rosebury Avenue, London EC1R 4RR +44 (0)207 278 1945

We were instructed to undertake a full refurbishment of this imposing Victorian terrace house. The brief included forming a new basement to accommodate a large games room, gym, utility and nanny flat.

The gym was located below the garden, and a glass terrace above provided natural daylight.

The interior finish mixed classic Victorian detailing with smart contemporary finishes. 

Various extensions and additions had been tacked onto the house over the centuries, which had led to an eclectic mixture. The building had been divided up in a rather haphazard way over time so we rationalised the inside and restored a lot of the original features. A contemporary garden room was added, replacing a 1980s-style orangery. The idea was to have a minimal impact on the existing building, we wanted a transparent addition that wouldn’t compromise what was already there. Along with adding the extension the entire layout and interior of the building was changed, with great care being taken to bring the home into the 21st century without losing any of its medieval charm.

The property is a Grade 2 listed building located in the Belgravia Conservation area of SW London

Our project brief was to completely refurbish the property including the restoration of its many traditional features. In addition to these works we were to design a new two storey mews building at the rear and excavate for a double basement below the main part of the property.

The double basement was fitted out with a swimming pool, cinema room, bar area, gymnasium, steam room and jacuzzi. The new mews block incorporated a kitchen, garage and roof top terrace area with summer house. The mews building was linked to the house via a glazed extension.

Due to the height of the property a passenger lift was installed from basement to Sixth floor level.

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Studio 6, Rosebury House, 70 Rosebury Avenue, London EC1R 4RR

Phone: Tel: +44 (0)207 278 1945 
Email:  eddy@bla-architects.com

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Manor House Farm, Duns Tew, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX25 6JS

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