22 Weymouth Street, Marylebone, London

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott & Adrian Gilbert Scott
Date Built
Completed 1934
Weymouth Street
(Lecturer in architecture at Liverpool University) says of this building that it, " ... is indeed a beautifully proportioned and well-balanced composition, an elegantly executed structure, and an ingenious design solution to a very restricted site. The involvement of these architects alone would have made it a building worth considering, but the reality is that this is an example of them working at the height of their powers and with a generous budget. Moreover three quarters of a century after its completion in 1934 it survives remarkably intact. ... The house is realised in brickwork of superb quality, the front façade makes an outstanding contribution to the townscape. Divided into three bays, and with its volumes and voids and the varying projection of the central bay skilfully handled, its composition reflects an imaginative management of functional requirements—such as the provision of some outdoor space on first floor level—along with elements bearing a symbolic significance—such as the main entrance. Amazingly neither the balcony nor the inset porch have been filled in."

The building was awarded a Grade II listing on June 5, 2009.  The listing text included a description of the interior of the house.  It said that the, " Hall has stone floor; shallow architraves and skirtings in artificial 'San Stefano' stone. Doors are 3-panelled in an archaic Greek manner. Drawing room has timber pilastered architrave to double doors. The hall and ground floor rooms have shallow-stepped moulded cornices, with reeded banding beneath in the hall, but some cornices appear to have been further embellished at a later stage. There are several late-C18 marble neo-classical chimneypieces which were installed when the house was built. Two curved steps lead up to the main stair, which has solid lower balustrade with wrought-iron scrolled upper balustrade; handrail replaced. Skylight above. The first floor rooms and basement are more altered but retain some cornices and panelled doors."