SOUTH KENSINGTON

A stunning Grade II Listed Georgian home nestled between the V&A and Brompton Road.  The client’s brief was simple – his wife designed their last house, and this time he had the reigns – the result is an unequivocally masculine home with traditional and modern elements throughout.

The property had its own set of challenges given its listing and being part of the Thurloe Estate – who manages development in this desirable end of London.

Working alongside the council and the estate a glass extension was added to the rear of the property to house a bespoke kitchen which spills out into the garden outside.

Electric blinds provide solar shading and under-floor heating warm up the space in colder months, whilst the palette makes nods to the rich heritage of the property and continues the masculine feel.

modern traditional

Expert craftsmen were brought in to re-instate life into the many listed features.  From the re-plastered walls using original techniques featuring a horse-hair and lime-plaster mix, to the painstakingly restored coving, doors, windows and shutters as well as a hand-laid parquet floor.

A carefully chosen palette characterises each room.  Whilst high-end contemporary lights dot every space – providing subtle lighting and a contrasting feature to look at wherever you go.

It is these features, modern fittings and bespoke pieces that  make this home one-of-a-kind.

his dark materials

As part of the listing conditions all sanitary ware had to be be detached from the skin of the building to protect the lathed walls and original composition of the rooms.

To accomplish this we hid all the plumbing behind free-standing partition walls.  In the shower this wall is entirely clad with a dark honed-marble.  The same marble lines the shower tray and is carved out to allow for a subtle fall into the drain.

The same stone and technique is used in the sink.  A bespoke steel stand supports this whilst heritage taps bring the look together.

credits

Designed for Minale + Mann

Architect | Jenn Jammaers

Architectural Assistant | Jason Men

Interior Design | Alice B. Davies Interiors | Vivienne Beal

Furniture |  Mia Larden

Project Management  | Angus Reid Projects

Contractor | Joinery CBROS Construction

 Photography | Graham Atkins-Hughes