Insight into Daniel Craig’s plans to demolish the Grade II-listed home’s conservatory as he expands his £6million mansion with Rachel Weisz

DANIEL Craig will demolish the conservatory of the £6million listed mansion he shares with his actress wife Rachel Weisz.

Craig and his Oscar-winning actress wife now want to demolish a “poorly built” conservatory at their north London home.

Daniel Craig has plans for a series of changes to his London home (left)


Daniel Craig has plans for a series of changes to his London home (left)Photo credit: Rex

The couple also want to move the kitchen from the front to the back of the house and split the double reception room on the ground floor in two.

However, the listed property is in a designated nature reserve and the plans could bring the former Bond star into conflict with city planners and neighbors.

The couple’s agent’s design statement states: ‘The proposed new extension would replace an existing late 20th century conservatory which is poorly constructed, inefficient (very cold in winter and overheated in summer) and inconsistent with design .” original building.

“This would mean that the least successful part of the existing building (in terms of materials, form and proportions) could be recast, raising it to a quality equivalent to the rest of the property.”

“The enlarged extension allows the kitchen (the busiest room in the house) to be moved to the rear of the property, giving it direct contact with the garden and allowing much more natural light.

“On the ground floor it is proposed to restore the wall between the two reception rooms to create a formal sitting room and a separate TV room.

“In the ground floor closet wing, the existing study would be partitioned to allow for the provision of a guest toilet on the landing between the ground floor and basement.

“Elsewhere, the majority of the existing building fabric will remain unaffected by the proposed scheme.

“The accommodation reconfiguration resulting from this proposal would improve the balance of the main living areas of the home.

“Overall, the impact on the subject property and its surrounding area would be positive.”

Camden City Council is expected to make a decision later this year. No objections were raised from the neighbors.

If the plans are approved, work could begin in April next year. Jenna Coleman, singer Craig David, former Foreign Secretary David Miliband and comedian Julian Clary live nearby.

Craig left the Bond role two years ago after a hugely successful role as 007.

The producers of the famous franchise have not yet announced who will play Bond in the next film, which has led to feverish speculation.

Producer Barbara Broccoli said there is still “a long way to go” before the character is “reimagined for the next chapter.”

John Verrall

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