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- Begun: Apr 2008
- Completed: Dec 2010
- Floor area: 300m2
- Sector: House
- Total cost: £900,000
- Procurement: JCT98 with Quantities
- Address: Kensington, London, United Kingdom
- Architect: Sonnemann Toon Architects
- Client: Mr and Mrs Robertson
- Structural engineer: VKHP-Douglas Rose
- M&E consultant: MTT Sustain
- Quantity surveyor: Ammonite Surveying
- Acoustic engineer: Sandy Brown Associates
- Party-wall Surveyor: Gerald Eve
- Landscape design : Outdoor Space Design
- Kitchen design: Alternative Plans
- Main contractor: ISG Interior Exterior
- CDM coordinator: WWPM
Reconfiguration and internal refurbishment of a five-storey, 1860s, stucco-fronted terrace house in Kensington
The lower ground floor was extended to accommodate a new kitchen/living area and guest accommodation.
The contemporary interior aims to be sympathetic to the building’s period features. Muted, cool colours are married with natural timber, ceramics and traditional decorative plasterwork to create an elegant family home in a period setting adapted for contemporary living.
Alongside the traditional reception rooms at ground floor level, the live-in kitchen forms the showpiece of the residence.
The design accommodates a variety of new sustainable technology, such as solar and under-floor heating, whole-house ventilation with heat recovery, a grey water system and low energy lighting.