Hampstead House

London, 2006

Built in 1780, the old courthouse is a listed landmark building, perched atop the highest point in London, with glorious views across West, South and East London. Hazel found it in a dilapidated state in 2006, there was no staircase, the only access was from an outside ladder! But she fell in love with it all the same...

In the living room, Hazel and her team restored the ceiling and sourced a beautiful fireplace from France as the original had been pulled out long before. They then installed glass double doors so that she could enjoy the views and the feeling of being in the heart of Hampstead. 

Working with prestigious architects and contemporary artists, Hazel completely transformed the house, including adding a study for her husband, his and hers ensuites, a fourth bedroom, shower and utility room in the basement, garden landscaping and finally, the crowning glory; a sleek and elegant, open plan Boffi kitchen in glacier white, for entertaining guests. 

Location: Old Hampstead
Area: 3,000 sqft
Status: Completed, 2006

Landscape: Annie Pearce
Architect: Spazio Moderno
Kitchen: Boffi

Photographer: Jake Fitzjones

 

 
 Hazel Collins Design — Hampstead House
 Hazel Collins Design — Hampstead House
 Hazel Collins Design — Hampstead House
 
 
I instantly fell in love with it. Looking out of my dressing room window with a beautiful historic Whitestone pond, I hear the ducks fly past on their way to the water. I love the light and beautiful features inside my house and yet when I look out of the window, I could live in the countryside. Meanwhile, I’m lucky to be in the heart of Hampstead.
— Hazel Collins
 
 
 Hazel Collins Design — Hampstead House
 Hazel Collins Design — Hampstead House
 Hazel Collins Design — Hampstead House
 Hazel Collins Design — Hampstead House
 Hazel Collins Design — Hampstead House
 
 
I wanted to design a beautiful modern interior, perfectly complementing the period detailing of this lovely old Georgian house and our love of modern art, vintage and contemporary photography, ceramics and glass.
— Hazel Collins
 
 
 Hazel Collins Design — Hampstead House
 Hazel Collins Design — Hampstead House
 Hazel Collins Design — Hampstead House
 Hazel Collins Design — Hampstead House
 Hazel Collins Design — Hampstead House
 Hazel Collins Design — Hampstead House