Years of neglect and extensive dry rot had caused major damage to one of the largest and finest Grade II listed houses in Notting Hill in West London. The French classical interiors had been divided into flats, and in returning the building to a single double-fronted house, bere:architects recreated the splendour of the original interiors, demonstrating a real empathy for historic buildings. Designed for a distinguished Notting Hill family, the interiors are historically correct where appropriate. Paintwork is patinated so that it does not appear over-restored and gold leaf is applied with restraint to the superb plaster cornices. We skillfully negotiated a rear addition, fabric repairs and structural alterations with the local planning authority, we used traditional techniques and materials where appropriate, and produced fabulous bespoke joinery as part of a comprehensive internal and external refurbishment.