This was a large new-build house of 650 sq.m built to a very high standard in the St Johns Wood Conservation Area. The style of the building complemented the surrounding buildings with the use of natural slate, precast stone and traditional detailing.
The proposals are arranged in two parts. The Villa at the front of the site with more formal uses, including the main reception area and family bedrooms, and the studio to the rear accommodating the more informal family activates and guest suite.
The villa is conceived as a classical, square stucco rendered villa, characteristic of the surrounding area. The public elevations facing onto Acacia Road and Woronzow Road are designed with traditionally proportioned openings and fenestration to match the surrounding villas. These elevations are intended to be read together as the property sits on a corner. The elevation facing into the lowered courtyard is south east facing with more glazing however it still retains a classical feel. The roof slate covered roof is pitched with overhanging eaves.
The Studio is Stucco rendered to match the existing house with timber widows, proportioned to match the surrounding annex buildings in the surrounding area. Surround details are omitted and the level of architectural detail reduced compared to the main house as the coach house is to appear sub-servient architecturally to the main Villa. The roof will be a slate covered pitch roof set back behind a parapet.
We worked closely with interior designers Argent to ensure a building of the highest quality inside and out.