London Residence

The existing historic Aesthetic Movement house was designed in the 1870’s by a significant London architect as his own residence.  The house’s original formal floor plan included a small service kitchen and had no informal living spaces on the ground floor for the current owners, a family with 3 young boys. 

The local council prohibited a significant above grade addition due to the historic classification of the house.  However, the council did allow excavation for a below grade family room and music room with a large light well and lowered terrace, requiring underpinning of a significant portion of the existing structure.  The council also approved a glass conservatory kitchen, with an adjacent terrace, and views to an exquisite existing garden. 

Clean and contemporary details take cues from and blend with the existing building fabric.

View from the Garden
Conservatory with Light Well and Windows Below
Doorway Details
Dining in the Conservatory
Blend of Classic and Contemporary Kitchen Details
Family Room Stair and Storage