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When the family and had outgrown their previous property, the couple embarked on a full house refurbishment of a large house in Holland Park. The plan was to open up the entire space, creating a master-suite in the roof and provide maximum access to the communal gardens. As Catherine is an artist, a glass fronted studio which would allow natural light to flood in, and was high on the list of priorities.
The building was in a poor condition and tree routes had affected the foundations, we mobalised a team of arboricultural and structural specialists to enable us to develop the most efficient and cost effective solution.
The internal design vision was centered on connecting the living areas with the garden. The original building was damp and structurally unsound. The entire property was gutted and all the period features were retained and lovingly restored. Working closley with the client We stripped everyting out and and carefully restored all the original features.
We specified mahogany flooring and new brushed steel fittings after the whole house was re-wired and re-plumbed. A clean simple kitchen was carefully chosen to compliment the beautiful victorian features. Use of glass opened up the whole space and allowed natural sunlight to penetrate into the kitchen, dining & media rooms in the basement. To the rear of the house the existing small windows were replaced with larger natural oak frames to achieve a highly contemporary feel.