Residence, St John’s Wood

Through a combination of careful restoration and sensitive extension and alteration, this project brought life back into one of London’s most remarkable houses, the former home consecutively of two important artists of their day, James Tissot and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

External alterations to this Grade II listed house included the construction of a new entrance hall that follows the form of a conservatory thought to have been lost to a bomb during the second world war, construction of a new guest house within the garden and re-construction of the cast iron, stone and glass colonnade at the front entrance.

Internally, the existing spaces were re-unified and a new staircase and lift installed.

A swimming pool and the guest house were gently recessed around a sunken garden into the grounds. The landscaping for this project was designed by Kim Wilkie Associates.