Arts and Crafts House in Belsize Park, North-West London, NW3

 

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Arts and Crafts House in Belsize Park, North-West London, NW3

restoration : extension : interior design : bespoke furniture

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Originally built by the fashionable Arts and Crafts architect William Willet, this imposing house had been split into flats and a doctor's surgery, losing most of its period features in the process. Our brief was to re-establish it as a grand, family home by renewing and updating the fabric, restructuring and refurbishing the interior and building an additional wing.

To guarantee stylistic continuity between the house and the new wing, we sourced building materials that exactly matched those originally used. We repeated architectural detailing from the existing building and ensured all our interventions were in keeping with the Arts and Crafts context. We sourced expert craftsmen to form elaborate French doors which open out onto the gardens, and a large stylised window in the rear elevation of the main house. We also encouraged more natural light into the house by adding raised roof glazing: a modern concept designed in a manner that reflects the period of the house.

We finished the interior to a high standard, laying maple floors, installing oak windows and doors and designing bespoke hardwood furniture throughout. Specialist stonemasons formed our purpose-designed fireplace, kitchen mantle and tops in the kitchen and bathrooms. We installed a tailor-made staircase, created from polished oak, rising from the elegant, double-height entrance hallway.


Tag Architects
14 Belsize Crescent
Belsize Park
London    NW3 5QU
Tel: 020 7431 7974
tag.arch@virgin.net
tag-architects.co.uk
  

Chartered Practice:
Royal Institute of British Architects, Regulated by the Architects Registration Board.

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