They were designed by John Nash, and built by James Burton in 1825 and are some of the best of the Regent period. When the leases expired in 1811 the Prince Regent (later King George IV) commissioned architect John Nash to create a masterplan for the area. Nash originally envisaged a palace for the Prince and a number of grand detached villas for his friends, but when this was put into action from 1818 onwards, the palace and most of the villas were dropped. However, most of the proposed terraces of houses around the fringes of the park were built. Nash did not complete all the detailed designs himself; in some instances, completion was left in the hands of other architects such as the young Decimus Burton. The Regent Park scheme was integrated with other schemes built for the Prince Regent by Nash, including Regent Street and Carlton House Terrace in a grand sweep of town planning stretching from St. James’s Park to Parliament Hill. The park was first opened to the general public in 1835, initially for two days a week. Below is a taster of a project that I have been shooting through its renovation.
Lancaster Gate is big grand development by Northacre on the North side of Hyde Park. Helen Green Design have just completed very large apartment and it was the first hue project that I have shot for them since Helen’s sad death, I think the lady would have approved of her teams work, it must be very hard to follow in the steps of someone with such a large presence within a company. www.thelancastershydepark.com, www.helengreendesign.com
Twizzle the super yacht I shot over a number of visits to her last year is now making her away around the world, I have been quite surprise just how many articles have been publish about her, but who couldn’t resist those fetching lines and location. All the best to her and her owners that worked so very hard to make her into the work of art that she is.