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Mansion on the Heath

Location | Hampstead Heath, London
Type | Private House
Size | 10,500 sq ft
SHH Services | Remodelling/Extension & Interior Design & FF&E and Styling

Our client purchased an 8,500 sq ft refurbished, detached house on the edges of Hampstead Heath, newly refurbished by a developer and initially commissioned SHH for a full interiors service. However, further discussion revealed that the house didn’t really fit with the client’s vision and so the job was extended to include a further architectural refurbishment of the property, including a new extension with pool and spa facilities, rear terracing and an enlarged master suite area – adding a further 2,000 sq ft of space in total. The brief from the client – a central Asian diplomatic family – for the interiors was for a sense of grandeur, especially in the entrance area and for a classic and ornate treatment, which made particular reference to French influences and interiors from the Cote d’Azur region. The client asked for an antique feel with a contemporary twist and the resulting house is full of the highest-end finishes, but retaining a playful feel, suitable both for formal entertaining and everyday life with a young family.