This grade II listed South Kensington terrace house had been converted into flats in the 1950’s. GHK, who had been recommended by a previous client, have designed and overseen the careful restoration and reinstatement of the house as a single private residence.
The works have included opening up the staircase at each half landing level to incorporate the 1950’s bathroom block. This has been remodelled with sash windows externally and arched openings to the staircase, considerably enhancing the sense of space and light. The decorative cast iron balustrade with its swept mahogany banister rail which, lost when walls were built to enclose the staircase, has been carefully reinstated.
The Drawing Room on the first floor which had been subdivided into 3 rooms was reinstated including careful repair and conservation of the original decorative cornice. The original double opening to the rear room was opened up and this room was fitted out with new panelling and library shelving.
The second floor was reconfigured to provide an impressive Master Suite including study, Walk in wardrobe, Bathroom and Steam Room.
The top floor provides two further family bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms.
A high level of servicing is provided with pressurised hot & cold water systems, data/telecom wiring and audio visual installations throughout as well as comprehensive automatic fire detection and security alarm systems. Where commensurate without affecting the character of the listed building, insulation has been upgraded to meet current building regulations.