Architects’ Journal Awards is back for a fifth consecutive year to host their awards ceremony. Amongst the 17+ categories featuring housing, health and wellbeing and the workplace sector, Darling Associates are thrilled to be shortlisted for their Heritage Project award!
Our entry, Harcourt House is a historic building with fantastic restoration.
Enriched with British history, Harcourt House was originally conceived as an enclave of aristocratic homes in 1717. Over the years, the residential use was largely lost. The building became occupied by a myriad of small offices suites many of which were medical practitioners associated with nearby Harley Street. As deterioration significantly progressed, the building became largely unusable.
Once home to many famous Dukes and Earls, almost three centuries later, it has been restored to create some of the finest apartments in London.
The overall refurbishment of the Grade II listed Edwardian building gave the opportunity to carry out structural alterations. The stonework of the façade was repaired and cleaned and the windows were replaced with new, thermally efficient conservation windows matching the original design.
From Origin to Current
November is a little while away, but we are very much looking forward to the event at the London Metropole Hilton alongside our loyal clients, Knight Frank.
View our gallery to see the stunning interiors of Harcourt House.
The original building design for Harcourt House provided for 4 apartments per floor with two separate and symmetrical cores; the redevelopment retains this principle exactly. The original plan provided high ceilings to the front ‘grand rooms’ – inserting two additional floors to the rear bedroom wings where lower ceiling heights are acceptable. Again this principle has been retained. The interior design features of the apartments included the restoration of the original decorative mouldings, door designs and other features to a very high standard.