Kensington Grade II Listed Residential Refurbishment – Tyler Mandic
A grade 2 listed house which had been converted to an unappealing mixture of offices and flats needed refashioning back to its original domestic splendour. We needed to achieve planning permission within two months, in order to make the house (which needed gutting virtually completely) habitable and clean in time for the imminent arrival of a new baby.
Our design meetings had to be fast, effective and flexible, often at weekends and evenings: and we had to get everything right first time to achieve the extraordinarily tight deadlines. We needed to create a six-bedroom, seven-bathroom house with expansive living accommodation (including a huge playroom), whilst preserving the many period features all over the house.
The solution included gaining planning permission for a rear mansard extension, a reconfigured basement, and the opening up of previously pokey rooms, all with new doors, stairs and windows to match the originals.
Result: a beautiful family home with masses of accommodation but no loss of period character.