Uxbridge Street House

, London, 2012


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  • Uxbridge Street - Basement Plan    
  • Uxbridge Street - Ground Floor Plan    
  • Uxbridge Street - First Floor Plan    
  • Uxbridge Street - Roof Plan    
  • Uxbridge Street - Cross Section    
  • Uxbridge Street - Rear Elevation    
  • Uxbridge Street - Detail    

House for an individual with a large collection of design objects

This narrow west London house was last refurbished in the 1990s and was in need of reorganisation to reflect the current owner’s lifestyle as a collector of design objects.

The client wanted to create several gallery type spaces within the reception floors to present his changing collection. We therefore repositioned the staircase to the centre of the footprint so that front service and back private rooms were created off this spine, with free flowing circulation between them. Our interventions were a new layer in addition to the evidence of previous refurbishments.

Old paint therefore met new plaster, marble with herringbone parquet, old terrazzo with red oxide painted steel. History was not scrubbed out, but allowed to coexist with the new additions, including a new conservatory at the ground level. The bedroom on the top floor has an angled ceiling that reflects the area created above for the roof garden.


  • Begun: Oct 2011
  • Completed: May 2012
  • Floor area: 105m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £212,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Sep 2011
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works
  • Address: 14 Uxbridge Street, London, W8 7SY, United Kingdom

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