At 7,500 sq. ft. each, these two six-bedroom houses formed a substantial top-end residential development, with the developer’s brief calling for one fully furnished, high specification, show home and the other a blank canvas. With both houses having new yet traditional exteriors, the challenge was to respect the conservation area detailing, while at the same time creating dramatic and modern interiors. A subterranean car park with lift was integrated into the development, with both houses incorporating smart technology for audio/visual entertainment, security and lighting systems. Having designed the interior of the show home, ultimately we were asked to undertake the second project of the blank canvass when it was purchased and so created a new bespoke interior.