Originally a five-storey property in the heart of London the client had specified a triple-level basement extension as well as the refurbishment of the upper floors. We liaised with a specialist basement contractor to complete the groundworks and managed the internal fit-out including the installation of bespoke staircases and a bespoke glass floor.
The project was complex in many ways. We had to remove the existing basement so we could construct the new three storeys below ground basements and then reinstate a metre-deep garden. We also had to completely lift the five storeys above the lower ground floor so we could remove all the walls to create one very large open space which became the kitchen/ dining area and living space with open fire and TV wall with large swinging glass doors to gain access to the rear garden.
The space above then became the inspiration for the “Fourth Wall Kitchen” by Poggenpohl (designed by Andrew Hayes).
We worked very closely over a two year period with architects Michaelis Boyd and interior designers Collett Zarzycki. The outstanding completed project resulted in big open functional spaces that are fitting for a large family home in the heart of Kensington.