A fusion of careful restoration and reductionist contemporary interventions
Carmody Groarke for private client
Contract value: Confidential
A fusion of careful restoration and reductionist contemporary interventions in this grade II* listed Regency townhouse has created an elegant family home for the art collector clients. Built in 1827, the six-storey end of terrace house forms part of the Adam brothers’ only London square.
The proportions and decorative qualities of the principal rooms have been carefully reinstated and the rooms then sparsely furnished in a way that not only emphasises the beauty of the original but provides a perfect setting for displaying artwork in a home environment. The subsidiary spaces to the rear have been detailed meticulously and sit within the cascading glass roofs of a four-storey atrium. Every opportunity has been taken to exploit the original within the canon of classical proportion and restrained form and detail. The outcome is a very beautiful but vital home, tailored with great dexterity to accommodate the reality of family life.