Wadham Gardens

Wadham Gardens saw the complete refurbishment of a formerly dated and dilapidated Edwardian five-bedroom house in Primrose Hill. Led by the client’s brief, our rejuvenation of the property led to the creation a modern family house using the latest technological advances whilst respecting its underlying traditional character and features.

The refurbishment began with the cleaning, repairing and repainting of the building’s façade. Internally, at the ground floor, the general layout has been retained, but the flow of the spaces improved by eliminating long corridors and creating connections between the rooms. The reception rooms have been brought together with a mezzanine library, complete with a bespoke staircase and flooded with natural light via a new roof light and the opening up of the pitched roof. On the other side of the house, the kitchen has been linked to a further living space via an open fireplace.

On the upper floors, extra circulation space was eliminated wherever possible, rationalising the flow of the house. The main staircase has been extended to the second floor, creating a sculptural feature that connects all floors, centred around a handmade modernist-inspired three metre-high stained-glass window.

A newly extended basement uses high ceilings to provide the same light feel and sense of volume as the rest of the house, and contains the house’s cutting-edge features, delivering the luxurious feel desired by the client. Accessed by the central staircase, features include a gym, pool, and spa corner; an eight-seater cinema with an adjacent car lift that can be hidden behind a curtain or displayed behind glass; a dramatically lit walk-in wine cave; and a guest bedroom with a marble ensuite.

Project Name: Wadham Gardens
Project Location: Wadham Gardens, Primrose Hill, London
Client: Private
Size: 6,997 sqft
Contract Value: Confidential
Status: Complete

“This is not just another ostentatious house with a mega basement. It would have been far easier to knock down a building and start from scratch than the riskier and more detailed process of holding up an existing building whilst putting a basement in. From the outside it’s lovely, Edwardian, double-fronted and with all original features kept...” Client for Wadham Gardens