Hackett Holland were responsible for the complete re-modelling of this large Notting Hill house, from the Architecture to the Interior Decoration, as well as landscape concept designs.
On all the upper levels, traditional forms and details have been conserved, retained or sympathetically replaced, whilst the plan has been radically improved. A new double-height side extension links the Ground Floor Reception Room to the vast open plan Lower Ground Floor. The entire side elevation of the house has been dismantled and rebuilt with large openings to open a dialogue between the formal Reception room and the modern kitchen, dining and sitting areas below.
At Lower Ground Floor level, the entire perimeter has been underpinned, and the floor level lowered to provide 3 meter ceiling heights. Much of the internal structure has been removed from this level to make a completely flexible space. Under the front driveway are new Utility Room, Plant Room, Wine Cellar and separate Staff Accommodation.
At the end of the large garden is a Summer House and dining area and, tucked away behind the planting, a pair of plunge pools – one hot, one cold. Inside the Summer House, a staircase leads to a new subterranean gym and spa. This will be entirely indiscernible from above ground.