SWS Case Studies

SPRÜTH MAGERS of London, 7 – 7a Grafton Street


 Art Gallery 7 – 7a Grafton Street, Grade 2 Listed Building c.1772.

Property Details : Terrace house built as part of adjoining row by Sir Robert Taylor during the reign of GEORGE III . The facade largely rebuilt between the wars in neo Georgian fashion, of 3 main storeys with parapeted attic above the cornice projecting timber shop front and first floor show window. The interiors retain considerable amount of Taylor's work. Doorway No 7 has an original barrel vaulted corridor with decorative plasterwork leading through to a top lit stairwell with scrolled wrought iron balustrade to cut string stone stairs. Doorway No 7A into hall with Doric column screen and wrought iron balustraded staircase. First floor rooms to No 7 in corner and to rear retain original plasterwork with some neo-Georgian additions, ornate marble chimneypiece in Louis XV style. A classic elevator lift is housed in the stair case core.

SWS provided a comprehensive ironmongery schedule based on survey of existing items and intense consultation with the Berlin based client and London architect team with attention to the smallest detail. Knob furniture in antique brass and completing cylinders, concealed overhead door closers to comply with fire requirements yet be hidden from vision coordinated the theme together. Antique finish window fittings were also supplied to the many vertical sliding sash windows.

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