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.


South Kensington, London

Build Cost

Not disclosed

Client Name

Private client

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.