Myddelton Square

Robert Rhodes Architecture + Interiors

Myddelton Square exemplifies what it is that makes a London townhouse special. As a part of the city, it helps form the centrepiece of a superlative example of early 19th century town planning.

As a home, it is simple, generous, and urbane. Its anonymity affords the owners peace and privacy in the centre of the busy city. Behind the facade it is an expansive, restful home for a family of five. Behind that it is a lush and modern town garden. Our work centres around a delicate and precise renovation and reorganisation of spaces to suit the requirements of a busy family with three young children, including space for both parents to work from home. Our proposal for Listed Building Consent focussed on returning rooms and to their original shape and detailing, and to making subtle changes to allow for a more functional arrangement of bedrooms, bathrooms and work and play spaces. The interior scheme focusses on celebrating the considered simplicity of the original Georgian features of the house – the fireplaces, the windows, the wood, the stone, the volume, and the decorative mouldings and plasterwork. Bespoke joinery and the focus on exceptional materials seek to enhance the owner’s experience of their home through utility and complimentary contrast. Outside a tactile and contemporary garden screens the neighbouring properties, creating an evergreen oasis to compliment the simplicity of the house.