This project to demolish two existing 1960’s houses and replace them with two new larger 5 bedroom houses was granted planning permission in 2014 and renewed in 2017.
An initial application and successful permission included new basements but on exploration foundation works around a basement car park and adjoining tower block proved to be excessive and expensive so a re-design was made to replace the existing 2 storey houses with two larger 3 storey houses.
The site is very compact but benefits from a communal garden to the side and the privacy provided by the high flanking wall to the rear. The houses are designed as simple contemporary houses mediating between the 1960’s estate and the smaller, older brick mews and houses on Kinnerton Street.
The primary materials being brick, limestone, powder-coated aluminium windows, and oak doors. We introduced large roof lights over the internal stairs and glass lifts to allow maximum daylight penetration into the centre of each house. Each dwelling has a small courtyard garden and large balconies. Each of the 5 bedrooms is en-suite with the master bedrooms having large walk in wardrobes.