Light, contemporary apartments set in the Georgian streets of Marylebone

Tue 19 Mar 2019

We’re thrilled to announce the completion of our latest residential project in Enford Street, Marylebone, within the Portman Estate conservation area.

We have converted and extended a modern office block to create four new apartments in this attractive neighbourhood, known for its blend of historic housing stock, enticing shops and bars and busy offices.

The project is our latest work for long-standing client Noble House Properties.

Set over three floors, the Enford Street development incorporates a carefully considered mix of modern and traditional design features. Guiding our approach was the need to respect the historic character of the original Georgian terrace, while creating an attractive, contemporary living environment.

In our design, the front elevation of the building has been retained and refurbished to compliment the Georgian streetscape. We have incorporated eye-catching elements, including a traditional timber panel front door, heritage sash windows and stucco rendering to the ground floor and basement.

By contrast, to the rear, dramatic glazed extensions flood the building’s open plan areas with daylight, with the exterior featuring black brickwork and bronze detailing. We have incorporated a glazed ribbon so the building’s communal staircase has floor to ceiling views of the terraces beyond.  

We specialise in delivering the very best out of sites where constrained space and existing structures could be a limitation. Enford Street has given us another opportunity to do just that, and our design incorporates outdoor space and new extensions, added without compromising the privacy of near neighbours. Each new unit feels spacious and airy because we have found creative ways make the most of the ceiling heights of the existing structure.

Each of the four new units features an open plan living area configured within the contemporary rear extension, with plenty of natural daylight and views over Marylebone’s leafy private gardens. Three of the four units have their own outdoor terrace.

For the flats’ bedrooms we created more private and intimate spaces arranged within the original building, benefitting from its striking character, and featuring Georgian style timber sash windows.

Every flat has an ensuite bathroom, with two also featuring a dressing area. Interior layouts have been creatively arranged to minimise space lost to internal corridors. We considered internal materials carefully, choosing white washed oak floors to enhance the feeling of space and light in three of the flats, and dark stained oak to bring warmth to the wide-open space in the penthouse, as well as brass tapware and ironmongery, and porcelain effect marble.

Click on the link to see our Enford Street project gallery, and do contact us if you have a scheme you would like to discuss.



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