Architect: Studio Mackereth
Belsize Park, London NW3
Designed by the renowned architects Wells Mackereth, this exemplary modern house is located on a highly sought-after cobbled mews in Belsize Village.
The architects have retained the handsome 19th-century façade of this former stable and coach-house, with its mature wisteria that flowers beautifully in the summer, while transforming the interior for 21st-century living.
They have created a new basement with white resin floors, where a spacious playroom and bathroom are separated from two bedrooms by a folding wall that can be opened out to create one large entertaining space. They have also created a double-height entrance area with skylights, added a section of glass flooring, and full-height glazing on to a pretty terrace at the rear. The result is a house with truly exceptional levels of natural light.
Internal accommodation measures approximately 2,663 sq ft, to include four bedrooms, a study / fifth bedroom, four bathrooms, two reception rooms, a kitchen / breakfast room, utility room and guest cloakroom. There is an unusually large amount of built-in storage.
The house demonstrates great attention to detail throughout, with an elegant use of materials and high-quality craftsmanship. A much-loved family home, it has featured in numerous books, newspapers and magazines, including Sunday Times Style, The Telegraph, Elle Decoration and Living Etc.
Daleham Mews runs between Daleham Gardens and Belsize Lane, and is arguably the finest mews in northwest London. Belsize Village is a short walk away. The Underground is available at Belsize Park (Northern Line) and Finchley Road (Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines). Hampstead Village and the vast open spaces of Hampstead Heath are easily accessible to the north.
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The architecture practice Wells Mackereth was established by James Wells and Sally Mackereth in 1995. It has created some of London’s best known spaces, including Smiths of Smithfield, West Street bar, restaurant and hotel, Korres, Triyoga, Pringle of Scotland and Stone Island/ CP Company. With extensive experience in high-end retail architecture, Wells Mackereth is notable in particular for its imaginative use of space and exceptional quality of finish.
The house on Daleham Mews has featured widely in a variety of publications, and appeared on a Japanese TV programme about British designers. It has also been used for photo shoots. Elle Decoration said: “Stylish and child-friendly, this London home illustrates that it is possible to combine family life with a sophisticated interior.”
Writing in the Telegraph Magazine, Lisa Grainger described the interior as “utterly contemporary, saturated with natural light, and dotted with architectural surprises.”
Eighteen years after founding award-winning practice Wells Mackereth, architect Sally Mackereth has formed a new architectural design team, Studio Mackereth. Studio Mackereth is a collective of architects and designers with an integrated approach which places as much importance on the interior spaces as the considered details of the architecture that deﬁnes them. The studio are currently working on a range of projects including luxury retail, commercial and high-end residential. The Daily Telegraph Luxury magazine recently featured Mackereth as one of six best architects working in London.