A record breaking project for Szerelmey featured in the Evening Standard. Recently completed brick house with stone dressings and external hard landscaping by Szerelmey has just become the most expensive property to go on the London market, priced at £75M.
This new neo-classical home is located in St. John’s Wood on Avenue Road. The plot, 25,000 sq ft area, was bought by a developer George Dragoumanos in 2013 for £14 million. Celebrity neighbours have included Anthony Joshua, the American singers Rihanna and Robbie Williams, as well as actors Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory.
Szerelmey were contracted for the design, supply and installation of the complicated stone and brick facades for this new private residential home in Swiss Cottage, in addition to creating an extensive sunken courtyard to the rear of the property. All the stonework is sourced from Portugal, in pieces of 100mm thickness and upwards. The blocks are in varying sizes, with some weighing up to two tonnes a piece, and form the corner quoins, cornices, cills, surrounds, columns and tympanum. The design of the building includes four solid 900mm diameter columns to the front of the property and 40,000 Victoria Blend bricks in shades of browns to red, pointed using lime mortar. All the stonework is built into the brickwork and mechanically fixed back. The different stone profiles were created using a CNC cutting machine. To the rear of the property is a sizeable garden room, where Szerelmey supplied and installed all the pilasters and balustrades. Beyond the garden room Szerelmey created a sunken courtyard garden area, installing the retaining walls, steps, treads and risers to form a secluded and sheltered outdoor space.
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