A Classic Home in London is Reimagined and Fit for Modern Living
“We envisioned the residents to be buying into a lifestyle of English heritage when we set out to design the residence, so the essence of the project would be about celebrating the historical significance of the building,” share Helen Westlake and Alexandra Nord, creative directors of London-based architecture and interior design house Millier, as they reminisce the creative journey of one of Regent’s Crescent’s 67 apartment residences. “We anticipated that the end users would either occupy this home as their primary residence or as a pied-à-terre. Either way, the apartment should be extremely comfortable and include all luxuries readily available.”
The decidedly simplified and light base build finishes embrace the volume of space – the soaring 4.2m ceilings and to enhance the flexibility for owners to adopt different colour schemes and furnishing styles. “Throughout the project, we have been extremely careful and respectful towards the heritage and soul of the building, while bringing it into the modern day,” Helen and Alexandra continue. “This is why we incorporated traditional elements such as decorative beading for walls and ceiling cornices, with a contemporary reinterpretation integrated with decent lighting and modern profiles.” In the kitchen, showers and ceiling cornices, you will find carefully integrated concealed illumination features that sit comfortably with the natural daylight and yet bring drama and a sense of mystery to the space.
“Our goal was to craft a residence that conveys modern elegance in a neutral palette layered with comfort and tactility, allowing occupants to enjoy living inside a new heritage building and experience the luxury of a traditional English house.”