• Mackenzie Wheeler Residential Architects Art Deco Restoration London
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Residential Architects Art Deco Restoration London
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Residential Architects Art Deco Restoration London
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Residential Architects Art Deco Restoration London
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Residential Architects Art Deco Restoration London
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Residential Architects Art Deco Restoration London
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Residential Architects Art Deco Restoration London
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Residential Architects Art Deco Restoration London
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Residential Architects Art Deco Restoration London

The Consultant's House
Marylebone, London

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Client
Confidential

Location
Marylebone, London

Date Completed
June 2015

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Services Provided
Full Architecture and Interior Design Services

One  of only a handful of  private art deco houses in the UK, this beautiful grade 2 listed building in central London was carefully restored and refurbished by Mackenzie Wheeler.

Designed in 1934 by architects Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie for a knighted consultant surgeon and his wife and their staff, the house is a concrete encased steel frame building arranged cleverly around a series of light wells. This arrangement affords natural light to every room despite the depth and the height of the building. Visually, the ground and first floors are the most impressive probably because these were the public face of the house where the consulting rooms and waiting rooms were located. On the floors above are a number of reception rooms, bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. 

 

Our task was to transform the house into a comfortable home suitable for modern day living whilst retaining the key architectural features and historic detailing such as the curved and angled staircases, the sycamore and walnut wall panelling, the macassar ebony skirtings, fluted  limestone fireplaces and coved ceilings. All of the fitted furniture by Betty Joel has been carefully restored as have the surviving Waldo Maidland lights. Even a replica of the original Marion Dorn rug in the entrance hall has been included. They were all leading designers of the day.

Photos by Alex James (www.alexjamesphotography.com)