Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, Hampstead, London, NW3 2RR

Particulars

• Status: Grade I
• Client: The City of London Corporation
• Project: General conservation repairs including slating, render, joinery and decoration

Semi-detached pair, designed to appear as one house, known when built as Wentworth Place; now converted to one house being a house museum c1815-16.

Stucco with plain 1st floor band. Slated hipped roof having projecting eaves and tall chimneystacks on both returns. 2 storeys and basement. Double fronted with 3 windows plus 1 storey 2 window extension at east end added c1839-40.

Ground floor openings in shallow, round-arched recesses. Round-arched doorway with splayed reveals, fanlight and panelled door approached by steps with cast-iron railings. Ground floor square-headed casements with cast-iron balconies. 1st floor and extension, recessed sashes. Rear ground floor has continuous cast-iron veranda.

The project included a general overhaul of all exterior elements and redecoration.

The NW chimney required extensive repair both to the brickwork and render.

The exterior openings and metal work was generally fine with a few exceptions to the annex windows where significant repairs were required.

The building was grubby in appearance due to the water running down the walls. We replaced the stone capping to the annex parapet with new stone with improved details. A drip detail was also inserted to the chimneys.

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