Mews of the World: 48 Belgrave Mews, London
Rebuilt, redesigned, reimagined and reborn in Belgravia.
Landmass London, the Knightsbridge-based architectural firm, had their work cut out for them when they first acquired 48 Belgrave Mews North: it was dilapidated, uninhabitable and the Grade II listed staircase came with a long list of planning permission nightmares. But it was also a blank canvas of 3 floors, and they had a vision.
The original staircase has been extended up to a south-facing roof terrace, and a glass box at the top makes for a beautifully well-lit mews house. In the dining room is Europe’s largest bespoke copper fireplace and a recessed television that creates extra entertaining space.
The retractable glass ceiling above the reception room with glass flooring allows light to flow directly into the lower ground floor, which has an impressively high 3.2 metre ceiling. Landmass’s interiors are always elegantly executed: maximising the feeling of well-being, but without detracting from the space itself.
48 Belgrave Mews North has been shortlisted for Residential Property 2014 at the International Architecture & Design Awards. For sale at £6.95 million www.landmass.co.uk.