Location | St John’s Wood, London
Type | New-build
Size | 18,400 sq ft
SHH Services | Planning & Architecture
Status | On site for completion in 2015
SHH’s client purchased a 0.5 acre plot in St Johns Wood, North London with an existing 5,000 sq ft house on it and commissioned SHH to obtain planning permission to demolish it and to design and build in its place a classically-proportioned, 18,400 sq ft family home. The new five-storey scheme melds the best of the past (Georgian-style façade in natural stone and render, sumptuous internal finishes and antique furniture), with cutting-edge and highly complex contemporary services, including the latest green technologies. The interior has as its centrepiece a 5-storey marble staircase with ornate art deco-style balustrading, leading to formal and informal entertainment spaces, as well as five bedrooms and staff accommodation. The new design also has a two-storey basement, housing everything from a cinema, wine cellar and cigar room to a gym, 14m swimming pool, steam room and changing areas.