Upper Phillimore Gardens

This substantial private residence within the exclusive Holland Park conservation area is part of the Phillimore Estate. It is one of 205 dwellings built in the 1850s by Charles Phillimore and Joseph Gordon Davis, and remains in the control of the Phillimore Trust today. The property comprises six en-suite bedrooms, a library, gym, garden room and staff quarters, in addition to the principal living accommodation.

Walter Lilly was appointed to undertake major structural alterations, which included converting the property from six flats and returning it to a single prestige home, with the additional creation of a basement extension in the rear garden. Works involved taking the building back to its shell and core, while retaining the original façade; existing floors were removed and a new steel frame inserted. Notable features include luxuriously appointed master and mistress suites, with Russian-built wardrobes crafted in Siberian pine, dual sunroofs and a strikingly designed spiral staircase, which extends the full height of the building and incorporates a glass balustrade and oak handrail. The project demanded substantial temporary works, which were designed by Walter Lilly’s in-house engineers.


Holland Park, London


The Phillimore Trust


SPPARC; Ainsley & Partners; Capita Symonds; Bryan Packman Marcel; Savills

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