London / UK
Lancaster Gate stands alongside Hyde Park Gardens as one of the two grandest 19th-century housing schemes lining the northern side of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens in the Bayswater district of central-west London. The development was planned in 1856-57 and construction took at least ten years. The terraces overlooking the park were designed by Stanton Wood and those around the square by John Johnson. It consists of two long terraces of houses overlooking the park, with a wide gap between them opening onto a square containing a church.
No. 46 Lancaster Gate is one of the terraces in an eclectic classical style featuring English Baroque details and French touches looping around the square. The apartment occupies the entire basement of this mid nineteen century building and has been completely refurbished and re-planned to open up and flood the spaces with light from the front, centre and rear by using three atriums. The entertainment space, with a built-in cocktail bar and a surround-sound home cinema system, is placed between the rear and centre atriums leading to the family kitchen serviced by a vestibule with a separate cloak room and guest toilet. There are two principal bedrooms both with en-suite shower rooms and a guest bedroom with bathroom, which is independently accessible offering privacy via a separate entrance. Throughout, meticulously executed spaces have been enhanced with bespoke cabinet work specifically designed to the clients’ requirements.
Location: London, GB
My Role: Architect