An Elegant and Eclectic Conversion in a Georgian Townhouse

Who wouldn’t want to get their hands on a 18th-century (Grade II-listed) Georgian townhouse apartment in Central London? I mean. Come on. Soaring high ceilings, large spacious rooms, and plenty of light are just some of the advantages. Not to mention location. But it’s a responsibility too. In the wrong hands it could all go horribly wrong. So the owners of this stunning apartment did the right thing, and brought in Red Deer to handle the sympathetic conversion and restoration. It was certainly in good hands.

An Elegant and Eclectic Conversion in a Georgian Townhouse

An Elegant and Eclectic Conversion in a Georgian Townhouse

A Bit of Background

  The two-storey 18th-century apartment, part of a larger Georgian townhouse, is located in London’s Marylebone. Built in 1750 the two-bedroom property is comprised of a ground-floor  open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, bathroom, master bedroom with ensuite and outdoor terrace. On the upper first-floor is a second bedroom which overlooks the outdoor terrace. Sound good so far?

An Elegant and Eclectic Conversion in a Georgian Townhouse

An Elegant and Eclectic Conversion in a Georgian Townhouse

The Alterations

Stripped back to its shell, the layers of history begin with the property’s Portland Estate 1750s layout, which underwent some alterations in the early 19th century. Reconfiguring the layout further, Red Deer removed the apartment’s bathroom and cloakroom andnarrowed the hallway in order to accommodate two smaller bathrooms, one being ensuite. Additionally, the kitchen was  reoriented to create an open-plan social kitchen and dining space for entertaining.

            An Elegant and Eclectic Conversion in a Georgian Townhouse

An Elegant and Eclectic Conversion in a Georgian Townhouse

The Details

The original Jacobethan mouldings and new-classical plasterwork make up a marriage of styles which were all carefully restored by Red Deer. Period fireplaces were also sourced and reinstalled, along with reclaimed Douglas Fir floorboards. A palette of black, white and grey flows across the property allowing the sharper lines of one-off  furniture pieces and brass fittings to shine. With a distinctive mid-century American styling, the  interior is effortlessly elegant and eclectic.

An Elegant and Eclectic Conversion in a Georgian Townhouse

An Elegant and Eclectic Conversion in a Georgian Townhouse

The Result

Well the results are plain to see. The finished apartment has lost none of its grandeur but it is still a warm and welcoming space. A warm white backdrop certainly does allow all of the furniture and eclectic collections to sing out. There’s a lot of detail but it’s gentle on the eye. The open-plan layout of the main reception rooms has retained a flow while allowing a dedicated space for cooking, dining and relaxing. I think it’s stunning.

An Elegant and Eclectic Conversion in a Georgian Townhouse

Architects: Red Deer

Photographs: Billy Bolton

 

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2 Comments

  1. Reply

    Sophie A Melanson

    March 7, 2020

    I’m wondering where from those kitchen cabinet stem from and their color!… fantastic metallic accents!

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      March 10, 2020

      I’m afraid I don’t have that info Sophie, but agree, they are stunning.

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