TERRACED HOUSE, SOUTH KENSINGTON

The property – a Grade II Listed terraced house circa 1845 – was shabby and run down and had been used in part as a dentist’s surgery.   Our brief was to undertake its comprehensive refurbishment as a home for a young family..

A frameless glass extension was inserted at ground floor level between the closet wings of this house and its neighbour.  This floats above the open basement area and overlooks the garden. Its glass floor allows light to penetrate into the rooms below and, at garden level, a frameless glass balustrade guards the drop to the basement area.

A new kitchen opens into the glass extension and is connected to the front room through a new opening.    A similar opening was formed between the front and back sections of the first floor drawing room above.   A new master bathroom was introduced at second floor level and the top floor was extensively re-ordered to provide accommodation for the children.   The basement was re-ordered to provide a large, comfortable family room complete with media and music installations together with a bedroom, bathroom and laundry.

Other alterations included the replacement of all mechanical and electrical services, the reconstruction and levelling of the upper floors and greatly improved levels of thermal and acoustic insulation.

The works included new fireplaces in the principal rooms, extensive joinery fitments and new hardwood and tiled floors,    We worked very closely with our client throughout the project and many of the finishes and fittings were chosen and sourced by her.