Project Name: Belgravia House

Location: London, United Kingdom

Date Completed: August 2017

Interior Designer: SHH

Architect: SHH

Developer: Private Client

Construction Company: Sizebreed Construction

Belgravia House is a stunning and modern refurbishment of a classic Grade I Listed Georgian property. The brief for SHH was to extend and refurbish this 18th Century property, transforming it into a beautiful contemporary home. Located on the Grosvenor Estate in one of London’s most prestigious postcodes, a sensitive approach was paramount both in preserving the history of the building itself and in response to its surroundings. This then had to be balanced with the need to deliver the amenities befitting a luxury, modern home.

A spectacular delicate chandelier designed by SHH with Tom Kirk Lighting sparkles as you descend from the upper mews floors to the lower ground access to the main house and the basement floor, which features the pool. There is also a garage with a four-bay car lift at the ground floor.

On the first floor, there are two ensuite bedrooms, and the second floor can be arranged as a standalone apartment with a living and dining room, kitchenette and ensuite bedroom. The mews furniture is a fun and cool selection of items from Porada, lighting by Tom Kirk and WonderGlass, which reflect the more modern influence in the interiors. A stunning glass lift within a metal lattice open shaft runs between floors within a tapered cantilevered stone staircase hand carved by Ian Knapper.

The basement floor is connected by stairs and a lift to both the mews and main houses and contains a spa lounge elegantly dressed using bespoke furniture and fabrics from Rubelli and J Robert Scott, changing rooms, a massage room, and a pool hall with bespoke sauna by Drom. The pool hall has loungers by Baker McGuire, and elements by Kettal and Dedon.

The Pool features include a swimming flow generator and jacuzzi outlets and a floor that rises to any specified height or to completely hide the water, providing another dining area for up to 70 people, or even a party room with dance floor. The ceiling has a dynamic LED grid behind a stunning roof light manufactured by Dernier & Hamlyn to provide animated lighting according to the guest’s requirements.

The design balances the old and the new beautifully. The interiors and finishes are sophisticated and elegant, and to the highest standard. They are modern and relevant with references to the classical detailing of the Grade I Listed elements. The FF&E finishing brings together all aspects of this project, including specially commissioned artwork by exciting up-and-coming artists, and bespoke furniture and lighting, all enriching the user experience of this extraordinary home.