Kensington Residence

Studio Seilern Architects, Kensington, London, 2011


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  • Location plan    
  • Basement floor plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Roof floor plan    
  • Section A-A    
  • Section B-B    
  • Section C-C    
  • Section F-F    
  • Rear elevation    

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

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