House in South Kensington
BMA worked on the extension and renovation of this 3 storey 1950’s brick building in South Kensington. The aim was to increase the quality of living of the family there by provide increasing family accommodation for the homeowner and restoring or renovating the period features.
Situated within a conservation area, the house now maintains an immaculate exterior with respect to the character of the conservation area.
The project included the construction of a basement extension which incorporates 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; the top floor lobby sees the sky thanks to 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, in order to create an elegant and highly distinctive home for our clients.