Lees Associates were appointed ahead of notable competition to oversee the complete refurbishment and fit-out of a Grade I listed home overlooking Regent’s Park. Originally designed by Decimus Burton as part of John Nash’s masterplan, the property had undergone substantial changes in the 1980s.
Acting as architect, interior designer and lead consultant, Lees Associates’ prime-residential team sensitively restored what original features remained and returned Regency period details to the principal rooms of the house where these had been lost. A more contemporary feel was introduced to other areas, notably the bathrooms, and a state-of-the-art swimming pool and spa was added to the basement. Throughout the design process Lees Associates used their experience to successfully negotiated the necessary planning and listed building consents with Westminster’s conservation officers, English Heritage and The Crown Estate’s surveyors.
Following completion, the property sold for £85million.
GIA: 17,500 sq.ft.
Cost: £30million approx.