SCOPE OF SERVICES: PLANNING, TENDER, CONSTRUCTION, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
CONSTRUCTION WORKS: FULL REBUILD, REAR EXTENSION AND GARDEN WORKS TO GRADE II* LISTED BUILDING
LOCATION: CHELSEA, LONDON
TYPE: PRIVATE HOME
DURATION: 12 MONTHS
STATUS: COMPLETED 2019
Jo Cowen Architects are proud to have completed this ambitious and stylish Grade II* Listed building in Chelsea.
The scheme conserves and restores significant features of the houses, and their original architectural qualities. The interior layout has been rationalised to create a functional family home of the highest quality, with a finish consistent to the heritage value of the building. The proposals sensitively adapt the listed building to better suit the needs of modern day living whilst preserving its heritage value. This required an extensive planning and building regulation approval process, which informed and complemented the final design.
The works consisted of landscape design; alterations to the rear elevation; a rear extension to the southern closet wing; a new bespoke iron staircase of traditional design; a rear glazed extension of traditional style with steel-framed double doors out to the rear garden with glazing above and also some interior alterations to create an improved layout and flow between rooms.
The interiors are comprised of a palette of dark oak chevron flooring with green tones to enhance the elegant feel. The kitchen and dining areas are fitted with dark timber veneer, contrasted with a striking Italian Arabescato marble kitchen counter top and island, with refined brass detailing. The combination of this has resulted in a well appointed period property.