Greene House, Chelsea Heritage

Overlooking The Royal Hospital Chelsea this imposing Georgian townhouse is an example of the early expansion of Chelsea as a suburb west of the city. The terrace forms the first development on the north side of Barton’s Court, laid out as a setting to the Hospital. Extensively remodelled in the Victorian and Edwardian periods and refurbished in the 20th century little historic fabric survived in the interior of the Historic England Grade II listed house. The owners required a full refurbishment of the house removing some of the unsuitable late 20th century alterations as well as the installation of a lift to assist with the mobility of disabled family members.

A full heritage statement was prepared to gauge the impact of the improvements on the historic significance of the house. Through a carefully planned approach to the negotiations with the local authority conservation officer planning consent and listed building consent were approved allowing the owners to move forward with the much need renovation.