The property was in a very poor state of repair, showing signs of decoration neglect and structural defects. It had been split into three small self-contained flats.
The proposal involved returning it back to its original status as a single family dwelling house and to refurbish the property and bring the decoration and services up to a modern standard with the latest technology.
We were involved in all RIBA work stages, from concept development to practical completion.
For a private client, overall floorspace 187sqm.
Country House, West Chiltington
The client bought the property in June 2014. The property was in a poor state of repair due to a lack of regular maintenance by the previous owner and full refurbishment and reconfiguration were required on the property as follows:
A new ‘main’ traditional oak entrance porch was proposed to the side elevation overlooking the garages. It was designed to complement the detailing of the existing house, with a low level plinth wall in matching stone and brick along with a matching clay tiled roof.
The complete reconfiguration and extension of the 1960s wing to create an open plan family room/ kitchen/ pantry and utility room.
The new living/ kitchen was designed internally to be double height with exposed oak beams/ rafters/ trusses.
The project is currently on site and is due for completion shortly. We have been involved in all work stages, concept development, planning, detailed design, tender, contract administration and site supervision.
For a private client, overall area 394sqm.
Onslow Estate, South Kensington
This project was for an old friend of the practice and with whom we had worked with previously in another architectural practice.
The client was looking for a small duplex ground floor apartment in West London for when she is in town and away from her other residences in Paris and New York.
The project was designed to showcase her exquisite taste in art and included an art feature balustrade connecting the ground to the lower ground floor.
For a private client, total floor area 200sqm.
Adelaide Street, Belfast
Shortlisted for and RIBA Award.
Becoming known as Linen Loft, this project involved the conversion and extension of a former 1950’s linen factory into Grade A office spaces in Belfast.
From the beginning there was great potential with this building. The large number of windows and the three metre-high ceilings made it easier to build an acutely attractive space. There was particularly good quality of space which means a lot of light can enter the building.
Physically it is a perfect depth for light penetration on both sides and with limited structural supports, we were presented with a good open design layout. The extensions on each floor which provide a mini roof terrace, also add to the feeling that it's an open and bright space, creating a New York style work space in Belfast.
For a private client - with a refurbished floor area of 2,150sqm. Full architectural services from design inception to completion.
Cornwall Gardens, South Kensington
A Grade 2 listed flat in central London.
The existing layout of this flat was poor, it was a very large flat for one bed. The design focused on the addition of a second bed and configuring the living kitchen spaces around the 2 terraces which face south and so benefit from good natural light. In addition to this we achieved an en-suite bathroom and dressing space off the main bedroom, all while respecting the existing fabric of this important listed building.
For a private client. The scope of works included developing a design, planning permission and party wall awards consent. Total area 130sqm.
Lonsdale Road, Barnes
Our clients bought this house in the autumn of 2015 and asked us to assist them with updating the house prior to moving in.
We suggested opening up the two reception rooms on raised ground floor, we designed a new joinery unit in the drawing room as well as a new study, walk in dressing room and the master bathroom.
It is intended that we will carry out a full refurbishment of the house in the next 2 years and to aid this we are currently exploring a few design options.
For a private client with an overall floor area of 359sqm.
Kyrle Road, Clapham
A project in south central London.
This project took the form of two projects, for 2 clients. The initial client was London City Mission who have a large property portfolio across London.
They wanted options on their property for 4 no flats as well as 2 no adjoining houses with basement conversions. Initially the property was lateral flats, 1 per floor, over the whole double bay brick frontage - so this proved quite a challenge!
The property was subsequently sold with planning permissions to a private client who intended to turn the lateral flats into a single private home. Planning was achieved for the single family home as well and the project is currently on site.
For a private client. The scope of works included developing a satisfactory design, planning permission and party wall awards consent, currently on site. Total area 430sqm.
Harrington Gardens, South Kensington
A project in a conservation area in central London.
This project provided an interesting design exercise - the existing layout didn’t make the best use of the aspect over the private gardens to the rear of the building. The proposal was to flip around the kitchen to enhance the living space to the rear. This in turn allowed us to create a better second bedroom and additional en-suite arrangement off the main bedroom. Simple but effective.
For a private client, with a total floor space of 70sqm. The scope of works included developing a design, planning permission and party wall awards consent.