The renovation of this four-storey house in Chelsea involved a delicate but radical series of side, rear and roof level extensions and a full subterranean excavation. The scheme conserves significant features of the original front elevation and celebrates the original architectural elements and detailing. The proposal intended to improve the layout of the interior to make this a functional family home of the highest quality.
The proposals consisted of works to the rear garden, alterations to the rear elevation with height increases, a new secluded roof terrace and side infill extension, a full footprint basement excavation with impressive lightwells and a range of interior adjustments to create an improved layout. One of the most successful elements is the oculus staircase which connects the entire house. The staircase sits proudly within the space and creates an impressive presence and vistas at many points within the home.
The interior is finished with a palette of subtle oak parquette flooring and soft wall tones. The kitchen and dining area is fitted with shaker style cabinetry, creating an elegant, but practical kitchen for the requirements of a modern family.
The proposals consist alterations to the front and rear elevation with height increases, works to the gardens, a new secluded roof terrace, side infill extension, a full footprint basement excavation with impressive lightwells and a range of interior adjustments to create an improved layout and natural progression between rooms.