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One Palace Green


London, UK



Gross Floor Area m²




Pilbrow & Partners were selected by REDD to sensitively restore and refurbish the original Grade II* listed building.

The building is much altered and later works degraded the clarity and coherence of the original. The proposals secure the long-term preservation of this important heritage asset.

Palace Green was designed by Phillip Webb for George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle from 1868-73. The building incorporated a painting studio for Howard placing the building within a series of studio projects undertaken by Webb from 1860.

The house is an early and accomplished example of Arts and Crafts architecture, and it was influential for a generation of later buildings in the ‘Wrennaisance’ style by architects including Norman Shaw and J.J Stevenson.

The original building’s heritage significance would have been enhanced by its interior which was designed by Morris & Company. William Morris and Phillip Webb were long term collaborators – a collaboration initiated by Webb’s design of Morris’ own Red House in 1859.

The ground floor dining room with murals by Edward Burne Jones was the crowning achievement of this interior and was published in the Studio in 1898.

Over the second half of the 20th century, the building was substantially altered internally and externally, leaving little trace of the original Morris interiors. It was converted into apartments in the 1950s and the outbuildings were demolished and replaced with larger extensions.

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