London’s Albany is a wonderfully peculiar and fabulously old-fashioned address in the centre of town. Despite being on Piccadilly, and nestled between other historic London icons such as Fortnum & Mason and the Royal Academy, it’s always been an extremely private and secluded place to live – a sanctuary in this part of London.
Which is why it’s so unusual not just to see a property there publicised for sale, but even featured in The Telegraph! The article from last weekend’s Property section notes:
“The property has an air of secrecy. It is enclosed, private and exclusive and yet, you walk out of the gates into the hubbub of Piccadilly. Tenants included the poet Lord Byron, Ted Heath before becoming Prime Minister and the actor Terence Stamp. It was a favourite among authors, such as J B Priestley, Graham Greene and Aldous Huxley.”
We were engaged to undertake a full redesign and refurbishment of a duplex set at this unique Grade I-listed London address. It was one of the sets with a rather famous previous owner as mentioned in the Telegraph, and you can see the results here: Albany London Interior Design Project
Carrying out extensive design and refurbishment work on a project like this is demanding. We worked closely with English Heritage on the Listed Building Consent in order to carry out a redesign to fully meet the needs of our client, while being sympathetic to the building and respectful of its history.
Combining the very latest technology and home automation into an interior design that was a refined take on neo-classical Regency splendour, we think the result was a magical revival for this London property legend.