Neil McLachlan’s London Folly on the Market

New Zealand interior designer Neil McLachlan’s “eccentric two-bedroom apartment is available [for £745,000]  in London’s Bloomsbury neighbourhood on the ground floor of Russell Court, a renowned Art Deco building designed by late architect George Val Myer in 1937,” Dwell magazine reports.

“Since 2018, the 650-square-foot apartment has been home to McLachlan, who transformed the residence into its current state. ‘Instantly, I loved the volume of the place,’ notes the founder of the eponymous studio, which has offices in London and Auckland.

“McLachlan’s vision was to create a contemporary ‘London Folly’ reminiscent of a Victorian orangery, or greenhouse. ‘I thought it’d be such fun to do a take on a palm house, like one the Bloomsbury Group might have sat in while drinking and chatting,’ McLachlan says.”

Original article by Kathryn M., Dwell, January 15, 2022.

Photo by Inigo.


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Chantelle Nicholson’s New Restaurant Apricity Opens

Chantelle Nicholson’s New Restaurant Apricity Opens

The award-winning Hamilton-born Chantelle Nicholson, 41, best known as chef-owner of the now-closed Tredwells in Covent Garden, opens her first solo venture this month in London. Apricity, on Mayfair’s Duke Street, will…