Residence, Chelsea

Originally an eighteenth century manor house subsequently extended by William Hamilton, secretary to Lord Elgin of Elgin Marbles fame, in the nineteenth century to house his collection of antiquities, Stanley House was little more than a shell when acquired by the current owners. Much of the interior detailing, including the staircase, had been lost and many of the structural timbers were rotten to the point of collapse.

The project combined careful restoration of the main parts of the house with the creation of a new swimming pool, music room, gym and staff quarters in a new wing.