Twin terrace houses converted to a family dwelling with refurbished historic facades in a conservation area
The three-storey house contains three bedrooms that face onto the street. To the rear of the building, two separate extensions were demolished to allow for the construction of a double height main living space.
Two conservatories with glass doors create a continuous space between the living area, kitchen and garden terrace.
A spiral staircase rises through the living room space and connects all three floors. The handrail, balustrade and stringer were constructed from a single sheet of 6mm steel, and are detailed with leather covering to absorb sound and vibrations. A hydraulically powered 3 x 2m skylight is located directly above the staircase to facilitate natural ventilation throughout the building.
- Begun: Sep 2008
- Completed: Sep 2011
- Floor area: 277m2
- Sector: House
- Procurement: JCT 2007
- Address: Kensington, London, United Kingdom
- Architect: Studio Seilern Architects
- Client: Tom Lloyd
- Main contractor: NJ Richards
- Quantity surveyor: Baqus Sworn King
- Structural engineer: Tall Engineers
- Services engineer: DSA Engineering
- Approved building inspector : Butler & Young
- Landscape architect: Sarah Price Landscapes
- Acoustic engineer: Paul Gillieron Acoustic Design
- Party-wall Surveyor: Martin Lewy