In Pictures: Almacantar unveils set of Marylebone townhouses
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In Pictures: Almacantar unveils set of Marylebone townhouses

The Farrells-designed Lyons Place is delivering 24 apartments and penthouses, and this set of ‘upside-down’ family homes, on the site of a former petrol station.

Almacantar has unveiled the townhouse element at its new resi scheme in Marylebone.

The developer is working with architects Farrells and interior designers Alexander James on the Lyons Place.project, which is delivering 24 private-sale apartments and penthouses and five three-storey houses on the site of a former petrol station.

Sir Terry Farrell, a local resident, has clearly had some fun in the process – the bright blue ceramic tiles and cherry red petrol pump art installation may split opinion but score points for originality, and certainly liven up this stretch of the Edgware Road.

Following the release of the apartments last Summer, it’s time for the three-storey townhouses to step forward, which are set round the back and laid out upside-down. Reception rooms are up on the top floor, to make the most of the views, and open out onto at least one integrated terrace.

Alexander James has riffed on the development’s “bold” colour and form, mixing a colour palette of deep olive and blues with warmer woods, metals and aged glass; finishing touches, include vintage cobbler’s lasts and local history books, have been sourced from local art and antiques dealers.

Prices are starting at £2.5m, with Rokstone on sales duties.

Almacantar is also behind the two major new schemes now bookending Oxford Street: the transformation of the Centre Point tower into luxury residences, and the mixed-use Marble Arch Place, which incorporates top-end resi offering, The Bryanston.

Kathrin Hersel, Property Director at Almacantar: “Lyons Place presents a truly boutique offering, in one of the most lively and charming areas of London. Working closely with Sir Terry Farrell’s building and interiors team, and interior designer Alexander James, we have created a beautifully crafted collection of homes, offering buyers the chance to embed themselves in a vibrant local community, all within minutes of the city centre.”

Partner and project lead at Farrells, Peter Barbalov: “Using our localised knowledge and urban placemaking expertise, and taking cues from Sir Terry, our team designed Lyons Place to be a colourful but sympathetic addition to Edgware Road. The new development marries the area’s history with contemporary architecture to provide an exceptional place for residents to call home.”

Laura Leadbetter, Senior Designer at Alexander James: “It has been a delight to explore the personality and character of the area around Lyons Place. Colour and texture, inspired both by the development’s surroundings and its exterior, have been chosen to create a refined interior, which makes no apology for its bold statements, whilst still conveying a timeless elegance.”