Georgian townhouse transformed into a luxury London home
London-based property developer, G&T London, has unveiled the Myddelton Square project. Completed in 2013, the project included the restoration of two dilapidated Georgian townhouses on historic Myddelton Square in Islington, London.
Founded in 2011, G&T London is a husband and wife duo, luxury property development company focusing on the restoration and conversion of historic properties in London’s most exclusive districts.
The firm’s signature style is both innovative, timeless and encompassing international luxury design trends. And now they have spruced up two Grade II listed building in the heart of one of Islington’s most delightful garden squares.
Originally built in 1836, numbers 58 and 59 occupy a prime position on the northwest corner of the square overlooking beautiful St Mark’s Church. They were among the last properties to be built on the historic square named after engineer Hugh Myddelton, who was responsible for building the New River which brought fresh drinking water to London in the 17th-century.
The luxury London property boasts bespoke furniture and materials sourced from across the globe, the couple also commissioned exclusive artwork for the property. Numerous original features have been retained and painstakingly restored buy a team of master craftsman, including Carrara marble fireplaces and original Swag & Drop Frieze.
What was the biggest challenge during the Myddelton Square project?
Although originally designed as a single house, 58 was later split up into individual apartments before being used as an office for the past 50 years. Many of the rooms had been subdivided and the house was generally in a sorry state, it took a huge amount of work to open up the rooms again and return the house to its former glory. Working to stringent planning and conservation guidelines was also a challenge, all of the work completed had to be meticulously planned and executed.
How would you describe the design of the 58 Myddelton Square?
Grandiose, opulent, homely. The interior design of number 58 fuses the historical cachet associated with a Georgian house of these proportions with the contemporary benefits expected of a high end modern property.
We have taken cues from some of our favourite hotels and resorts to try and create hotel style living at home. This goes beyond just aesthetics, we wanted to get rid of the misconception that Georgian properties have drafty windows and that it takes 10 minutes for the hot water to work, so we installed a heating and water system that has more in common with a commercial installation such as a boutique hotel rather than a private dwelling.
What stands out the most for you in the property?
The Swiss SkyFrame glass extension has completely transformed the rear of the house. Due to planning restrictions we had to think carefully about how to extend the property but it has paid off; light now floods in at all levels, right down to the basement through the glass floor in the kitchen. During the warmer months you can open up the sliding doors directly onto the decking and garden, it’s the perfect space to entertain and unwind.
Gal Adir, partner and one half of G&T London, said: “58 and 59 Myddelton Square will raise the bar for opulent, luxury living in Islington. These listed Georgian gems have been magnificently restored to their former glory by our dedicated team to create two of the most sought-after addresses in the capital.”
The London-based property developer will shortly be offering ‘by appointment’ services, allowing others to benefit from their restoration and design expertise.
Images courtesy of Darren Chung
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