Atkey and Company designed, manufactured and supplied interior panelled doors and Victorian skirting and architrave to architects Hiscox Parlade Ltd in the refurbishment of a luxury property dating to the 1880’s in Lennox Gardens, Knightsbridge.
The residential properties in Lennox Gardens were constructed between 1882 and 1886 creating a prime Knightsbridge garden square. The lower ground and ground floor were adapted to create two flats and required complete refurbishment of its architectural joinery in keeping with the original architecture.
A remnant of original Victorian skirting board was found and reproduced for one area of the house. The comprehensive catalogue of period joinery designs that Atkey hold include original examples of moulding details from contemporaneous and comparable 1880’s properties a stone’s throw away in Cadogan Gardens which were used to restore some of the original character to the rest of the property.
The two panel internal door design chosen in the client brief is contemporary and proportions sympathetic but atypical of the period, while the panel detail and mouldings are stylistically consistent with those employed in the original design of the buildings.
A hierarchy of detail was applied including in the service areas reduced status doors with a bead and flush panel detail. Both nickle and brass ironmongery finishes were also used to differentiate areas within the property.
Atkey and Company supplied two panelled doors, Victorian joinery throughout in a refurbishment of this property.