The core value at House Martin of London is to ensure our clients’ households run like clockwork.
- Fine tuning discerning residences and working with domestic staff to entrench impeccable standards of service and organization
- Reorganizing all areas of the home, from installing made-to-measure drawer inserts through to designing laundry rooms and utility areas
- Sourcing all household appliances, cleaning equipment and homeware, from the finest linens to the most beautiful silver, china and crystal.
We improve order and create harmony within the residence and enable our clients and their domestic staff to enjoy better relations by offering on-site bespoke training on any specified area, thus creating an especially well run home to our exacting standards.
Martin Higgins grew up in the Middle of England and had an extensive education in Hospitality and Hotel Management. After realising his vocation lay in private service, he took a position within The Royal Household, training at Buckingham Palace as a footman and underbutler—a prestigious start to his career in the private service industry.
He then worked throughout Europe for an elite clientele, followed by almost ten years for a prominent New York family. He returned to London to co-create Green Baize Door, one of the World’s leading domestic Staff agencies, and to operate Private Chefs Incorporated, London, before returning to private service for a HNW family.
He has worked alongside top International designers including, Mark Hampton, Peter Marino and Michael Smith Inc to assist in the smooth opening and set up of some of the world’s foremost residential properties.
Through his professionalism, reliability, diplomacy and his extensive experience in all fields of private service, Martin’s clients have trusted him to interview, hire, train and supervise staff, manage the estate’s administration as well as manage, on a ‘hands-on’ basis, the daily running of multiple residences.
Now, based in London, he has turned those talents to the creation of House Martin of London, handling all aspects of effective household organisation.
Combining his years of experience with his empathetic and compassionate nature, Martin can work easily with both employers and staff alike to discuss areas that require help; and thus work effectively and joyfully with staff to train and bring them up to scratch. He knows the importance of harmony in a household and how strong organisation and communication is vital to the smooth running of any home.