This project involved a total refurbishment and extension of an existing property in Holland Park to create a substantial and unique 750m2 property. The first floor entrance steps which had been removed, were reinstated, and the entrance path lined with Quercus Ilex barrel trees to create an imposing street frontage and reinstate the house with an appropriate sense of grandeur. The rear of the property was entirely rebuilt in order to create capacious living and reception rooms on the two lower floors and to create two large primary bedrooms overlooking the garden and picturesque Mews house which also forms part of the property. In addition, insulation and windows were upgraded throughout to improve the energy performance of the house.
The lower ground floor incorporates the main living dining and kitchen spaces into a dramatic 11 x 11 metre column free space with minimal glazed sliding doors opening out onto an entertaining terrace and the landscaped garden.
The layout of the house has been vastly improved to maximise the drama of the spaces. The clean modern details are complimented by the use of marbles, silk and suede panelling to create a calm contemporary and sophisticated aesthetic, and one that is entirely functional as a contemporary family home.