Luxury Residential Architectural Designers in London

Christopher David Design is an Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design Studio specialising in residential projects across London.

Our highly personalised architectural design process allows us to create truly beautiful London homes that are unique and distinctive to each homeowner. With our signature turnkey project management, and our meticulous standards, our clients appreciate not only the results, but the process.

We design homes that are timeless, elegant and welcoming, with a considered balance between aesthetics and comfort, luxury and function. The bespoke homes we create for our clients range from luxury new build homes to the sympathetic re-imagination and refurbishment of listed buildings and properties in conservation areas. Our expertise covers extensions, renovations, and basement conversions.

Our comprehensive design services allow us to reflect the best of modern living standards and the beauty of London history, context, and character. And because our studio offers not only architectural design services, but also interior design, landscape design and project management, we can ensure that clients’ experience of designing a home with us is seamless, satisfying, and enjoyable.

Inspired Residential Architecture in London

There are endless ways to approach living in London. Dynamic and ever-evolving, London residents are spoilt for choice – among elegant Georgians and Victorian terraces, quaint mews houses and cosy bungalows, modern blocks of flats and sleek glass high-rises, there is truly something for everyone in this extraordinary city.

Whatever the specifics, designing a home in London requires creativity and consideration. Whether it’s a hard-working family home with a basement extension, a canvas for entertaining with a beautifully landscaped urban garden, a petit pied a terre in a sleek new build, or a haven from a hectic professional life nestled in a beautiful listed building, London homes created by Christopher David Design begin with creating an authentic connection with the client. From there, we design a home that’s completely personalised and bespoke for the client’s lifestyle, preferences and requirements.

London Living: Storied History, Rich Culture and Vibrant Modern Energy

Historical character is woven throughout London’s residential architecture, from the symmetrical facades, sash windows, and intricate wrought-iron railings of elegant Georgian properties to the ornate detailing, bay windows and red bricks of distinctive Victorian terraces. The city’s attractive mews houses, originally built for stable staff, now create a charming, often more secluded option. The iconic River Thames shapes the landscape in the city’s heart near Chelsea and Battersea, as well as approaching its borders towards Canary Wharf and Greenwich to the east and Barnes and Richmond to the west. Along the river, waterfront properties with expansive glass facades present a tempting opportunity for a home with a view, while the leafy green spaces and majestic Royal Parks dotted throughout the city offer a way to balance the beauty of nature with the energy of urban living.

Beyond the countless listed and notable buildings, the marks of history are reflected throughout London’s residential architecture, and the varied character from neighbourhood to neighbourhood creates a dynamic energy throughout the city. From elegant, refined Belgravia and Bloomsbury to luxurious, cosmopolitan Mayfair and Kensington to vibrant, eclectic Shoreditch and Hackney, in London there is a place for people of every personality to call home within easy reach of the rich, diverse offerings of the city.

Projects by London Architectural Designers

Taking cues from geographic and historical influences as well as existing architecture and cultural context, the team at Christopher David Design bring to life homes that are both integral and distinctive to the local environment and the lifestyle of the homeowner. When we design homes in London, it is with a comprehensive perspective of the home – its past, present and potential.

Whether renovating, expanding or starting anew, the ideal architectural designer in London will approach creating a home with considered balance – among innovation, improvement, and an appreciation for the existing surroundings and their historical context. The team at Christopher David Design embrace this as a dynamic challenge with enormous potential for a rewarding outcome.

If you’re considering working with a London architectural designer to design your home, we would welcome a discussion with you to explore how we can help. Please get in touch for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation.

Bespoke Residential Architecture in London

Our comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to residential architecture is fully personalised and highly adaptable to each project and client – ensuring a home that is uniquely suited to London living, and completely customised to the homeowner.

In an ideal living environment, the three core design elements of a project are intertwined — the setting with the architecture, the architecture with the interior, the interior with the setting, or urban landscape. At Christopher David Design, our experienced team approaches each brief with the benefit of deep expertise and intuitive vision across architectural design, interior design, landscape design and project management.

The result of engaging us for architecture in London is a congruous and connected home that flows elegantly and intuitively – it is unique to the client and harmonious with its surroundings.

They’ve done amazing job and now designing our garden… we can’t wait to see the complete project.
Christopher and his team created our beautiful family home. We commissioned the studio to design our new home and it’s interior. They’ve done amazing job and now designing our garden… we can’t wait to see the complete project. Highly recommend!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the first steps of working with Christopher David Design on a London residential architecture project?

It’s straightforward and easy to take the first step of exploring the architectural design process by booking a free consultation with a member of our team. From there, we discover a client’s preferences and requirements, which helps us build a strong and detailed brief for the project. We review the property or site to understand the characteristics, opportunities and constraints. Then we discuss these in depth with you and answer your questions about the project, our design approach, and the build process. After confirming the project requirements, we provide a fee proposal for the complete work. Once accepted, we begin the design process.

What is unique about working with Christopher David Design to design a London home?

Christopher David Design is a fresh, creative architectural design studio that draws inspiration from the oldest masters of the craft. We help clients reimagine where and how they live – balancing the tangible and the tactile with the elements of space, light and proportion to create homes that elevate everyday life to an art form. Our process is meticulous, creative and entirely bespoke to each client and each project.

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What is planning permission like in London?

At Christopher David Design, we completely handle the planning permission process for our clients. As we develop the design, we continuously assess, adapt and refine according to council requirements specific to the local London borough. We collaborate closely with the client so that the ultimate design brief represents a feasible project that aligns with the client’s design vision. We then prepare all required drawings, reports and documentation so that the council can fully evaluate the project, liaising and negotiating with the local authority planning officers and providing updates until the process is complete.

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Is it difficult to get listed building consent in London?

An important part of our work in London, with its rich history, is to support our clients with professional guidance as they navigate the unique privileges and responsibilities associated with stewardship of a listed building. At Christopher David Design, we closely collaborate with the local London council conservation officers throughout the design journey to obtain planning permission and listed building consent for exterior/interior repairs and alterations. The conservation officers will consider plans, advise on appropriate materials and techniques and assess the progress and results of the project.

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    Our Latest Projects

    Boscobel Place

    Carrying out both architecture and interior design services, Boscobel Place underwent an extensive renovation that balances a contemporary design with the traditional features of a period mews property in Belgravia.

    Treadgold Street

    Situated in Notting Hill, Treadgold Street involved a renovation and refurbishment of an existing townhouse, involving both architectural and interior design expertise.