Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mount Street

Building by James Trant Smith, Mount Street, City of Westminster, London
117-121 Mount Street / 1 Mt Street Mews
City of Westminster
London, October 2009

“Terrace of houses and flats with shops. 1886-7 by James Trant Smith. Red brick and lavish terracotta dressings, slate roofs. Ornate and eclectic exercise in Queen Anne and Flemish styles. Four storeys with dormered and gabled attics. Ground floor mostly original shop fronts with segmented arched display windows framed together with doorways by engaged decorated columns and pilasters supporting continuous entablature with iron cresting. Upper floors have 2 pairs of canted bay windows flanking central bowed oriel rising to shaped gable and at each end of block polygonal corner pavilions with domed attics - mullioned-transomed casements and sashes with glazing bars in architraves. Smaller gabled windows and elliptical arched dormers in roof. Moulded string and sill courses. The east corner pavilion has additional cast iron balconies and inset busts to each floor. Plain brick return elevations. Prominent chimney stacks. Part of the 1880s -90s rebuilding of Mount Street for the Grosvenor Estate.”
(117-121, Mount Street W1, British Listed Buildings)

4 comments:

Antonio Torres Márquez said...

Preciosa la foto que nos has dejado, como siempre.

Saludos.

cieldequimper said...

V&A looking in opposite directions...

cieldequimper said...

Wait, suddenly I'm not sure that is Albert...

VP said...

ciel - We both agree on Victoria, but I am not sure about the other bust...