International Property & Travel Volume 27 Number 2

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Luxury living in Knightsbridge

Nominated for Best Architecture Single Residence UK, this beautiful abode was the site of a former pub that has now been given a new lease of life

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evelopment company Grandlane Homes and AR Architecture were tasked with transforming the site of a derelict building into a £12 million high-quality contemporary family home, situated just a stone’s throw away from Harrods. The client’s vision for this redevelopment site on Fairholt Street in Knightsbridge, London was to create a lovely home with enhancements to the existing building’s external appearance and interior spaces, whilst remaining respectful to the surrounding environment. The restricted site meant that the house occupied the whole plot and all external amenity spaces had to be located on the terraces, protecting the privacy of surrounding properties.

The result of this transformation was a luxury five-bedroom, six-bathroom single family property arranged across five levels connected via a feature staircase and a passenger lift. It boasts a two-level basement, a spa and a home cinema. The main façade, featuring the retained pub front and a traditional mansard, blends into the conservation area; the rear of the building is more contemporary with large sliding panels of glass and roof terraces. The design took into consideration the comfort and impact of surrounding properties to ensure the character of the conservation area was preserved. Designed by Lawson Robbs and AR Architecture, the property’s ultra-luxe interiors resulted in a home fit for royalty.


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