Architecture

12 May: David Wolff on the advantages of refurbishment over outright renovation

UPGRADED LIVING David Wolff, founder of Wolff Architects speaks to Architects Choice about the pros and cons of refurbishment David Wolff argues that architects can more effectively realise the needs of clients and minimise  disruption to communities through refurbishment, rather than complete renovation. ‘There are obvious benefits to the community [in refurbishing over renovating].’ Refurbishment projects tend to be far shorter than redevelopment ones,…

05 May: Wolff Architect has bagged planning for “trendy” new-build scheme in north London- Prime Resi

Classical architect goes contemporary in North London Collectively christened Connaught House, the set of six four-bed townhouses on a challenging site in Muswell Hill will come in at 2,500 square feet apiece, with open-plan ground floor receptions, lower ground kitchen/dining rooms, full-floor windows, and sunken gardens.Completion is slated for Summer 2018. David Wolff, director of Wolff Architects: “We’re already highly regarded for our skill at…

25 Apr: Wilben debuts ‘reasonably-priced’ Boltons bolthole – Prime Resi

High-spec project in Chelsea’s uber-prestigious suburb described as ‘a snip’ at £6.95m Boutique development outfit Wilben has launched the fully-specced townhouse in the Little Boltons in Chelsea at £6.95m (just over £2,500 per square foot) – a price tag it says is a rarity amongst the neighbourhood’s ultra-prime stucco-fronted mansions, which can fetch up to £80m, or £10,000 psf. Wilben’s co-founder William Samuels: “Our…

24 Apr: Homes to lust after – Little Boltons

Wilben’s Little Boltons property listed on the Times’ pick of the hottest properties for sale   Homes in the Little Boltons, an exclusive patch of turf even by Chelsea standards, often come onto the market with price tags of £15m-plus. So this refurbished 2,713 sq ft townhouse could be seen as a bargain (£6.95m): it has five bedrooms and a basement kitchen/lounge that gives…

21 Apr: Life at the Top – Westside Resident

JLL’s Park Place in the Westside Resident May 2017   London’s penthouses crown some of the tallest buildings across the capital. Charles Lloyd, Head of Savills, talks to Westside Resident’s Fiona Brandhorst on London’s most luxurious penthouses and their buyers. “They [penthouse buyers] are looking for exclusivity and privacy, which often includes a private lift up to their apartment.”  The 3,405 sq ft penthouse at…

12 Apr: Generous gardens on Chelsea Waterfront

Ground-floor flats with a private garden fronting the Thames are a rare commodity in central London, but not at Chelsea Waterfront – The Evening Standard reports. The generous gardens are being unveiled this Easter at Chelsea Waterfront, a redevelopment of listed Lots Road Power Station. The plot spreads across 8 acres, includes 706 homes, luxurious landscaping at every corner and three pedestrian bridges,…

31 Mar: Why Brexit is unlikely to deter foreign buyers

Ben and Will Samuels of Wilben Developments talk Brexit with CityAM Many in the property industry assumed the outcome of the EU referendum would dent overseas buyer activity. However, it has actually stepped up a gear. For instance, CBRE estimated Hong Kong investors had accumulated £4.5bn to target Prime London’s assets by 2016’s close. Developments we have recently been involved with in Belgravia and…

31 Mar: New Property Launches – Chelsea Waterfront in The London Magazine

Ruth Bloomfield highlights that Chelsea Waterfront’s towers will be released later this year in The London Magazine In a nervous post-Brexit market it will be fascinating to discover whether buyers are willing to invest £10m or more in a comparatively untried area when for the same money they could buy a whole house – albeit with less floor space – within prime London’s…

29 Mar: Making a Connection: Sons & Co VI Castle Lane development

Sons and Co. VI Castle Lane development features in the April edition of The Resident Living near key transport hubs is king for the capital’s homebuyers VI Castle Lane is a boutique development of just 31 apartments and townhouses by Sons & Co in the Birdcage Walk Conservation area, due for completion this summer and also clost to Victoria’s transport hub.Alex Stocker, Alex…

27 Mar: Treasured Islands: Delph Property Group in Showhouse

Where space allows, an island is today’s must-have kitchen feature; Richard Forman of Delph Property Group discusses the importance of form and function in designing the heart of the home.   “As open-plan living becomes more and more popular… kitchens need to look beautiful and modern but ultimately they need to work well and use space intelligently.” Delph Property Group launched their latest…