Our client owns a drab 1950s house which sits within a stunning Victorian terrace in the heart of Chelsea. The goal is to transform the uninspiring building into a modern design statement whilst complimenting the proportions of its period neighbours.
The post-war property, although at odds with, sits within a terrace of Victorian houses and any proposed designs need to prove cohesive with neighbouring properties. It is also within the Pembridge Conservation area which is renowned for its stringent planning requirements.
Our client wants to create a benchmark of how high quality modern design can complement traditional Victorian architecture, enhancing the visual coherence and character of the Conservation Area.
Dyer Grimes Architects plan to transform the exterior of the house into an unashamedly modern building which, although contrasting, will sit comfortably within its period surroundings.
The front of the house will be rendered white and redesigned with a new bay window, smart front entrance and landscaped front garden to better reflect the proportions of its Victorian neighbours.
At the back of the house a highly contemporary extension will replace the existing 1980s eye-sore, creating a striking modern architectural statement.
A stunning basement living area will house a new playroom, media room, utility and ensuite nanny annexe, with a small light well at the front of the property cleverly obscured from view by raised planters at street level.