The house is part of a rare of 1950’s modernist terrace in Kensington.
We agree as a starting point to make it more Bauhausian than it was originally, stripping away all new details, painting the walls bright white and the metal window frames matt black.
The organization of the house is re-orientated, creating a double height space, a curved office, a timber lined writer’s study and all arranged around a new free standing staircase that rises like a giant saw-toothed sculpture.
The mixture of spaces provides intimacy, privacy, conviviality and contemplation.
The rear façade is modified with a new curved glass study added and a new ground level kitchen focused onto the new garden of Palm trees and rolling box designed by Todd Longstaffe-Gowan.
The kitchen is the main theatre for entertaining. It has a large brasserie type mirror over the cooking area which reflects the amazing garden.