Westminster council

Westminster tries to block the mega mansions

Could the vogue for super-houses in central London have gone too far? Westminster council thinks so, and is against the creation of a 27,000sq ft home in Mayfair on the site of the former Brazilian embassy.

A bachelor pad designed to party

A boxy little Maida Vale flat became a light and airy apartment with a smart roof terrace after a space-creative makeover that even came in on budget, discovers Ruth Bloomfield