Architect Andy Martin's talents in turning the average London terrace into something special have been on Dexters' radar for a while now. This converted Georgian townhouse in Mayfair is no exception.
Take a look at the photos and marvel at Martin's visionary use of materials, including pavement light flooring on the ground floor that filters maximum light into the basement space below. A floating steel staircase also concertinas its way up through the entire property, smoothly linking one level to the next with minimal use of space. These futuristic touches still manage to reference the elegance and grace at the property's Georgian roots.
In a sea of basement conversions, Dexters are always thrilled when innovation and respect for London period property combine. We benefit from two specialist teams at our Mayfair headquarters, one dedicated to selling period homes and the other to refurbishment and design. This makes us doubly expert in helping period property buyers and sellers in London realise their dreams.
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Mauro and Ashlea spotted the house in 2010. The rooms were tired, but the basement had excellent height and had already been opened up with an old extension and a walled garden beyond. The couple knew architect Andy Martin and liked his adventurous, modern style, so they asked him to do the job. Their brief was important: contemporary, with concrete, stone, steel, polished plaster, and lots of light. Also vital was to connect the basement with the first floor. “First floors often become a redundant corridor you walk through,” Ashlea says. “We didn’t want that.”