Georgian Apartment in Belgravia, London, SW1


Georgian Apartment in Belgravia
London, SW1

planning permission : restoration : interior design : bespoke furniture

Grade II Listed, Conservation Area

Our client wanted to restore and remodel this spacious, two storey apartment, which had lost its period character during a misguided refurbishment in the 1970s. The apartment was governed by astringent Listed Building and Planning Consent guidelines and after extensive negotiations with English Heritage and the Westminster Planning Department, we secured the appropriate permissions.

After stripping the interior of the apartment back to the outer skin, we created a new floor plan to accommodate our client's needs. We planned the lower floor so the reception, dining and entrance hall areas could be opened-up to provide the large space needed to host formal chamber music concerts. Extra-height folding doors allow this flexibility and enhance the period styling of the property. We sensitively returned the original character to the apartment, installing panelled walls, period fireplaces, built-in joinery and a majestic staircase.

The finish is grand and opulent, expressing the historic style and status of the building. Our bespoke furniture adorns the rooms creating essential storage with classic detailing. We also designed the main free-standing furniture suite in the reception room, commissioning specialist furniture makers to build it.