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Killing the chill in listed family home

Swan House is a Grade II-listed Arts & Crafts style house just off Chelsea's King's Road. The house was built, in around 1915, by Williams & Cox Architects, an architectural practice responsible for much of Chelsea's Edwardian architecture and, according to Ju l ian Williams of Shonfield Williams Architec ts , 'absolutely in touch with the technical innovations of the day'. The construction is 'brilliant, but really odd . . . we found two-inch breeze blocks and really peculiar concrete ...

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