St Ann’s Villas are an unusual series of Grade II Listed semi-detached Tudor Gothic Revival style buildings constructed in the mid 19th century and situated in Holland Park.
We have been appointed by the new owners of one of the principle corner houses to refurbish and extend their home to not only suit their future needs but restore the house to its former glory.
Our clients had received disappointing initial feedback from the council with their previous architect and our initial exercise was to review the site and scheme and propose options that would be supported by the Councils Conservation Team.
The project is now moving forward with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea planning department following a successful pre-application response.
The proposals include demolition of two unlinked outbuildings and erection of a modern single storey extension to the lower ground floor, which have been designed to reveal the original elevations currently hidden by the existing outbuildings (as seen in the before and after photoshopped images). Reinstatement of the staircase to the lower ground floor has allowed the family spaces to be relocated into the modern extension where they are flooded with natural light and re-establish a connection into the garden and back into the main house.
The mix of restoration works and modifications to suit the needs of a modern family will produce a stunning property and we are working alongside Studio Westmaas to develop the interior fit out, all forecast to be completed at the start of 2020.