Home House, London
21 Portman Square, London W1,
- 44.20 7670 2000
In 1773, the Countess of Home, also known as
‘The Queen of Hell’, commissioned architect James Wyatt to build her a mansion overlooking Portman Square, designed purely for enjoyment and entertainment. After he was sacked, his competitor Robert Adam was appointed, and Home House was finally completed in 1776.
More than two centuries later, it was put in the
hands of Zaha Hadid, who has extended the private club in her characteristically fluid style with the creation of a dynamic bar and reception
area in the property next door.
The bar expresses movement, as well as openness to the future, but, most of all, it invites guests to sit at it and experience cocktails such as the Home House, which is a mix of bison grass vodka, fresh white grapes, mint and lemon. There is a range of Oriental-inspired bar food on offer, such as fillet of beef teriyaki, tataki of salmon, and tempura of soft shell crab with fresh ginger and garlic. The refurbished space also offers new lounge areas, a boardroom, a gym and a spa, plus two new bedrooms, which can be linked to create a two-bedroom apartment.