Category: Listed Buildings & Conservation
Penthouse Refurbishment | Architects for Westminster | St John’s Wood, North West London
A prestigious residential development located in St. John’s Wood North West London requires a fresh approach to enliven this luxury penthouse apartment. A simple muted palette was more suited to the client’s tastes. A large open plan configuration is in Starck contrast to the opulence of the previous Rococo interior. A luxury refurbishment offers secret doors. Beyond the main living spaces conceal the other bedrooms each with its own private bathroom.
Mansion Block Refurbishment | Architects for Camden | Bloomsbury Conservation Area, West Central London
forresterarchitects have completed the reconfiguration of a mansion block refurbishment within the Bloomsbury Conservation Area. The flat is large and wide with a communal lightwell providing daylight to the bedrooms. The light levels to the flat even with a south facing aspect were inadequate. The reconfiguration involved making the flat feel more open plan with large sliding doors introduced to the living and kitchen rooms. This allows the south-facing light to flood across the depth of the flat. The bathrooms are modernised with fine joinery wardrobes provided to compliment the bedrooms. A new kitchen layout involved the incorporation of the walk-in larder which increased the overall area of the kitchen for the better.
Galley Kitchen Refurbishment and Extension | Architects for Brent | Queens Park, North West London
forresterarchitects have completed a full house refurbishment to a striking art-deco house in North West London. The works involve significant remodelling to the rear of the house to provide a reconfigured galley kitchen and dining area. A series of folding-sliding doors form a centralised courtyard which provides easy access to the landscaped garden beyond. A new garden to the front and a rendered facade provide a freshly invigorated frontage to the street.
House Refurbishment and Rear Diagonal Extension | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | Oxford Conservation Area, West London
forresterarchitects have completed an alternative solution for the rear garden extension. A tired glass conservatory has been replaced with a dynamic new rear diagonal extension. It sweeps across the garden of a mid-terraced house in Ladbroke Grove, West London. A natural copper cladding is used to provide a modern vibrant solution to extend the property. The copper cladding will over time oxidise and change from orange to green as the roofs of the traditional architecture of London. The house has been refurbishment to include the remodelling of the master bathroom and bedrooms to the upper floor.
Three Floor Penthouse Development | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | Lexham Conservation Area, West London
forresterarchitects have submitted a planning application for a new penthouse floor to a flat in the Lexham Conservation Area, London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Currently configured as a two bedroom the design proposal provides an additional floor. A desirable open plan lounge and dining area for entertaining are added to the top. The lower floors are reconfigured to offer two bedrooms with en suite facilities. A feature stair connecting all floors provides access to a large oval roof-light to the roof.
New Build Development | Architects for Hampstead | Hampstead Conservation Area, North West London
forresterarchitects have been working in collaboration with another architect have secured planning permission for a new build house in the heart of Hampstead, North West London.
The work involves the demolition of the existing house 1930’s chauffeur’s house. It will be replaced by a new build house of uncompromising modernity. The house provides a large open plan floor plate to the ground floor which overlooks the well maintained landscaped garden. A key design feature of the double height lounge space is a 6m high library. A new art gallery forms part of the principal circulation route through the house. This allows guests to view the art work as they walk through the house. The processional stair is held between the bedrooms to one side and the gallery to the other.
Each bedroom is located on the front or the rear of the house and keep primary views overlooking the gardens. The house will incorporate a number of sustainable strategies including solar thermal panels, air-borne heat recovery and rainwater harvesting.
Mansion Block Refurbishment | Architects for Wandsworth | Balham, South West London
forresterarchitects have submitted a remodelling proposal for a mansion block refurbishment in a fine Art Deco building in Balham. The existing configuration was fine but some issues were problematic and need to be resolved. A new kitchen layout and reconfigured bathrooms were a priority for the client.