South Kensington

This project involved a three-storey 1950s brick house within a South Kensington conservation area.

Brooks Murray were asked to restore the period features and extend the house to provide more space for the family.




Situated within the Queensgate conservation area  in South Kensington, all work on this house had to meet high standards and maintain an immaculate exterior befitting the local character.

Brooks Murray were asked to design and deliver a basement extension, including a bar and seating area, a playroom and cinema room, as well as internal alterations and renovated gardens.

Natural light is a key element throughout the redesign. Structural glass flooring brings daylight down to the basement, a mono-pitched glazed roof illuminates the alley between the gardens, and conservation lanterns, bay windows and traditional rooflights bring light to the rest of the floors.

Working closely with American interior designers, Lewis Graeber and Richard Keith Langham,  each detail was carefully designed to meet the client’s aims and create a highly distinctive home. Fine bespoke joinery, delicate fabrics, elegant surfaces and unique colours bring to the house an elegant mix of traditional English architecture and American interior design.

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