St James's House
Our sensitive proposals have transformed this magnificent Grade II* listed former office building into a limited collection of elegant residences, offering a unique and exclusive lifestyle that befits the neighbouring St James’s Palace. Our brief was to restore the building to its original splendor whilst implementing innovative improvements to its functionality and layout.
Taking inspiration from the existing character of the building, we have reinstated spacious, classical interiors throughout. The use of exquisite marble, quartz enriched plasterwork, and fine joinery have been used to complement the restored features such as the intricately detailed iron gates and mahogany panelling. The entrance hall has been restored to its former glory to create an emblematic focal point for the property.
The grand staircase has been retained, but the arrangement of the larger apartments required a bold solution to improve the building’s layout. Our design introduces a floating glass box, set within the central light-well, which connects the lift to the apartments and seamlessly integrates the new residences into the property without compromising the original building’s form.
Client: Caraeno | Services: Architecture | Size: 8 apartments | Interior Designer: Katherine Pooley