The scheme comprised the amalgamation and extension of an existing semi-detached Victorian villa, formerly split into four separate flats. Among the clients’ priorities were generous living spaces with ample room to display a large private art collection. A strong sense of light throughout was also desired, especially in the new basement rooms.

A restrained palette provides a gallery-like atmosphere throughout the house: a pale oak herringbone floor on the upper levels, and a cast in-situ power floated concrete floor at the lower levels, together with painted plaster walls, was chosen as a backdrop for more distinctive furniture and artwork.

The new rear extensions make use of glazed terrace floors, which also act as rooflights, bringing in generous amounts of natural light.