Three-Storey House, South Kensington – London
The extension and renovation of a three-storey 1950s brick house in South Kensington. Brooks Murray were asked to enhance restore the period features and provide greater family accommodation for the homeowner.
Situated within a conservation area, the house now maintains an immaculate exterior with respect to the local character.
Our work included the construction of a basement extension, incorporating a bar and seating area, a playroom and cinema room, internal alterations and renovation of external gardens.
Natural light is a key element throughout all floors: the new extended basement is opened to daylight through a series of walk-on glass surfaces; the alley between the gardens is illuminated by a mono-pitched glazed roof; the kitchen incorporates a new conservation lantern; the master en-suite faces the garden with an extended panelled bay-window; and the top floor lobby has traditional rooflights.
Every detail has been carefully designed: fine bespoke joinery, delicate fabrics, elegant surfaces, unique colours give the house a perfect mix between traditional English architecture and American interior design. A full interior design fit-out has been an integral part of the project thanks to the collaboration with two American interior designers, creating an elegant and highly distinctive home.