Rutland Gardens

This new-build residence in a conservation area of Knightsbridge required the demolition of an existing house and excavation of the entire site in order to provide 3,600 square feet of below-ground accommodation including private pool, spa, gym, kitchen, bedrooms and private courtyards. The two storeys visible above ground were designed within strict guidelines imposed by the local planning authority, who stipulated that all architectural detailing follow that of the adjacent listed properties. A glass and steel staircase rises through the four floors of the building bringing light from above into the subterranean levels.