Behind the Design at Sumray Row, Hampstead Manor


Behind the Design…at Sumray Row, Hampstead Manor



Hampstead Manor is a unique development in London’s greenest suburb – part delicate restoration, part new development. Located on leafy Kidderpore Avenue, it’s framed by diverse historical contexts linked to craft, education and architectural achievement. Sumray Row is one of only three new-build duplex homes, offering a virtually private outlook over historical Sumray House and showcasing a unique subterranean design, nestled amidst the historic buildings of the site but enjoying all the benefits of a new build.


 “Up the stairs to the open-plan living area, residents are welcomed by a black Crittal-effect glazed partition, a feature that harks back to the classic British glasshouse. A nest of brass terrarium pendant lights, overflowing with ivy, hang above the staircase.”

“The garden greenhouse was a big influence on the space and nods to this can be found throughout. One of the more prominent design features is the Crittall-style glass wall, which gives the interiors a distinct ‘greenhouse style’ feel. Finishing touches include bespoke brass terrarium pendant lights with hanging greenery; and a black feature wall with ceramic wall mounted flowers, which all combine to evoke the site’s botanic legacy.”


“Two of the bedrooms have direct access to the large, secluded terrace, whilst the third features a unique light well, flooding the room with natural light from above. All three subterranean bedrooms have been designed to draw the light into the space as much as possible.”

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“In the master bedroom upholstered wall panels give a luxurious feel, interspersed with antique mirror panels that reflect natural light into the back of the room. Two pendants hang either side the bed bringing even more light to the space. Burnt orange velvet curtains create a striking frame for the view of the green wall and furniture out on the terrace. The rest of the room is tonal and neutral with an elegant taupe wallpaper throughout. An oversized painted canvas opposite the bed ties together all the colours.”

“We’ve given the second bedroom a more youthful, playful feel, adding some bold contrast with a rich, dark wallpaper and a dramatic framed gallery of botanical imagery playing on the idea of the greenhouse. The tan leather bed is a striking contrast in front of the artwork, and the clean lines and black and white details on the bed add to the fresh, crisp look.”

“Designed as an elegant guest room, the stand out feature in the third bedroom is the silk wall mural that sits behind the taupe velvet bed. There’s a slightly more classic feel to this room with its walnut furniture, linear headboard and narrow dressing table. Soft furnishings and artwork bring in various tones of greenery connecting with the adjoining outdoor space.”

"This is truly a jewel in our show home crown, we have adored working on this development and always enjoy every moment of our collaborations with such an innovative developer. 

Mount Anvil has a determination to deliver high quality, thoughtful and beautifully designed developments across London, so to be asked to dress one of their stunning properties as a show home is a highlight of our year."

Helen Fewster, Director, Suna Interior Design

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