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This house lies on a mid-century modern estate in Holland Park by celebrated architects Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew. Built in 1966, the estate features red brick terraces with integrated garages and generous communal gardens. The project included a rear extension, complete internal refurbishment and new landscaping. Original internal partitions were removed to create flexible open-plan living spaces. A new winding stair is finished in powder coated steel and oak. This compact stair results in significant additional useable floor area on each level. The rear extension at ground floor creates a new kitchen and social space with dual aspect views of the surrounding garden. White oiled oak flooring creates a clean contemporary finish to the space, while reflecting light deep into the room. Dark blue ceramic tiles in the garden draw inspiration from the original tiles at the entrance to each house. Bold colour highlights continue in the kitchen units, new stair and the geometric tiled bathroom. The house is finished with a selection of mid-century furniture in keeping with the era.
A rational and pragmatic approach to each commission is combined with a desire to delight, forming spaces and places that bring joy. We take pride in an inclusive and open design process that involves the client at each stage of development. Our private residential projects include new build homes, refurbishments, extensions, basements and loft conversions at all scales. We have extensive experience with heritage properties, where there is often a need to balance sensitive refurbishment with carefully considered contemporary extensions. Projects are designed holistically with architecture, landscape, joinery and interiors each interlocking to form a coherent whole. We can achieve Passivhaus standards with dramatically improved thermal performance, creating warmer and more comfortable homes.