The Crows Nest at Molyneux Street

Patrick Lewis Architects, London, 2016


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Dining Space Under Crows Nest 

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  • Dining Space Under Crows Nest    
  • Rear Elevation (Closed)    
  • Rear Elevation (Open)    
  • Dining Space & Crows Nest    
  • Inside to Outside    
  • Chestnut Kitchen    
  • Family Living    
  • View from the main house    
  • Handrail Detail    
  • Kitchen Splashback Detail    
  • Axonometric    
  • Plans    
  • Elevations    
  • The Narrative    
  • Working Detail    

The extension and refurbishment of a Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse

Patrick Lewis Architects was appointed to design a scheme that was 'not the standard white box' while creatively addressing the issues of a small Georgian terrace on a tight budget.

A narrative developed after it was discovered that the streets namesake, Lord Admiral Molyneux, invented the first rotating mast. This led to the design of a timber crow’s nest integrating into a new extension.

The Crow’s Nest is clad in traditional chestnut shakes and chestnut is used on all elements of the internal fit-out, including a handmade kitchen, furniture, handrail and a smoked and burned wall cladding.


  • Begun: Mar 2015
  • Completed: Jan 2016
  • Floor area: 150m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £250,000
  • Funding: None
  • Tender date: Dec 2014
  • Procurement: Traditional
  • Address: 46 Molyneux Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 5JD, United Kingdom

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