One of the finest houses in Bedford Park, this Grade II listed detached house was originally designed by Norman Shaw and built in 1879 for Jonathan Carr, Bedford Park’s founder.
Its refurbishment was an epic two year undertaking that included reconfiguring the layout of the ground and first floors and converting an indoor swimming pool into a large light filled kitchen/ dining room overlooking the large garden.
Using the house’s wealth of original features and beautiful detailing as a starting point, we sought to take the house back to its bones and restore a sense of calm and timelessness to the house as a whole.
Storage was integrated into the original structure of the building to maximise space and reduce clutter. We designed all the joinery throughout including a bespoke kitchen and wardrobes.
Antique lighting and one off items of beautifully made furniture were carefully woven into the owner’s own collection of antiques and paintings to create an atmosphere of understated elegance.
The house is not only a warm and welcoming family home – in which each room has a real value – it is also the perfect backdrop for entertaining: Whilst it is beautiful, it is also spacious and comfortable and nothing is too precious. The interiors have a robust quality that is made for real family life.