This characterful existing Victorian terraced townhouse, set within the heart of Holland Park very close to St James’s Square, was extensively refurbished, to an uncompromisingly clean and contemporary finish. Working in conjunction with respected, established Interior Designers, the Brief required very careful adjustment of the internal levels and some excavation work was required to achieve a more comfortable and proportionate scale internally.
The proposals included full re-servicing of the property, with significant but well-considered layout alterations, which required Planning Consent. This involved significant negotiation with neighbours, the Local Amenity Society and the Local Authority. Consent was achieved. New underpinning and a new rear extension has transformed this property. The new Kitchen and Dining space, created at the side of the closet wing extension, included structural alterations, a glazed extension and bold new finishes throughout. The proposals resulted in attractively renovated, modern and practical larger rooms, with a striking and clean aesthetic, which, combined with a much enhanced and easier access to the Garden, made this house ‘read’ and flow effortlessly. Full underfloor heating was provided, complete electrical re-servicing undertaken and several other repairs and enhancements benefitted the overall result and character of the house.
The rear Garden and the Terrace were both completely redesigned, using reclaimed York stone and natural landscape materials. These worked in conjunction with the new extension to the rear of the house.