The design brief was to add space and value to this much-loved family home, while creating a relaxed London retreat with a cosmopolitan feel.<!>!>
Planning permission was challenging in this conservation area, but the sensitive approach taken by The Vawdrey House secured approval for extensions to the rear, side return and roof, plus a two-storey 'Coach House' on the side.<!>!>
The Coach House has been designed with traditional proportions and materials to the street façade.<!>!>
The rear of the property contrasts with sharp detailing and hexagonal slate cladding to both the side and the rear extensions.
Park House now offers seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, large flexible living spaces and the potential for self-contained guest accommodation in the Coach House.
The interior reflects the client’s eclectic tastes with inspiration from Parisian bistros and New York lofts blending with both classic Victorian townhouse and mid century vibes.<!>!>
Brass, marble and battered leathers, set against a deep palette of paint colours and quirky lighting, ensure a relaxed, welcoming and luxurious feel throughout.
In the kitchen, vintage balcony ironwork forms the bar and a backdrop of brass-riveted stainless steel panels create an industrial feel with a refined edge.<!>!>
The central island incorporates a leather booth with a marble table on industrial salvage legs. Your morning coffee feels like a glamorous brunch here.<!>!>
Decorative beading has been applied to the satin finish ceiling and the kitchen is defined by an inset panel of mosaic tiling.
Hexagonal slate cladding glitters in the sun and sets off the black limestone and hardwood decking of the rear garden.<!>!>
Steel framed doors and corner glazing flood the new kitchen/living space at the rear with light from three sides, and a patent glazed roof to the side return above the kitchen fits well with the urban setting.
Upstairs there are six bedrooms and four bathrooms with a further guest suite in the Coach House.<!>!>
The master suite features a classic marble and brass bathroom, with roll top bath and steel framed shower and toilet cubicles.<!>!>
The new top floor has a true lofty feel with timber lined eaves, and dramatic views across west London. A steel framed box divides off the staircase and allows light to pass through.
The house is totally transformed, and the new kitchen extension feels like a treat to spend time in. I love the way the light plays in there as it moves around. The spaces are so flexible and we have not lost the period feel to the house either, despite how much has changed.
Photography by Siobhan Doran Photography
The Vawdrey House is a multi-award winning RIBA Chartered Practice which offers a dynamic combination of bespoke design, strategic thinking and creative flair. We bring both architecture and interior design together to create unique, beautiful spaces which work for you from the inside out.<!>!>
Our clients are always at the heart of our ‘top to toe’ design approach.
We work closely with you from the outset, leading you through the design stages, providing support at each stage and following everything through so that even the smallest details are considered and refined.<!>!>
This is what we believe makes a great design even better.<!>!>
Whether for a refurbishment or new build; a residential or commercial space, we take the time to get to know you, understand your requirements, and find clever, exciting solutions to your brief.<!>!>
Our design-led, holistic approach means we always asses how the whole building works and how it is used. We explore functional and layout changes to improve the way the spaces work together. We design the exterior architecture, internal layouts and all the interior design right down to the lighting, fittings, furniture and accessories.<!>!>
Working across London, the South East and beyond, we have a wealth of experience working with complex sites and period buildings with heritage protection. We approach each project with a combination of creative vision and sensitive pragmatism; always searching to get the very best from a building.<!>!>
Directors Jennifer Hamilton, Graeme Montague and Ian Chapman have a combined experience in the industry of nearly 70 years. Together with our strong, enthusiastic team of architects and designers, we bring an invaluable level of professionalism and creativity to the design and management of your project.<!>!>
The Vawdrey House has an exciting portfolio of inspiring spaces and happy clients. We are passionate about what we do and most of all, want you to love it too.<!>!>
Close affiliations with brand consultants plus graphic and web design teams mean we can also provide a fully coordinated scheme for your retail or business space, down to website, menus or signage, whatever is required.<!>!>
We work closely with you throughout, following everything through to the smallest detail, and helping you through the process.<!>!>
We are design-led, and like to review the way the whole building works, understanding how you use the spaces and suggesting functional and layout changes to improve the way the spaces work together. We design the exterior architecture, the internal layouts and all the interior design and fittings, right down to furniture and accessories.<!>!>
We progress the design in stages, working up the outline usually with a multitude of options in the first instance, then gradually firm up the scheme as you clarify which direction you want to go in.
Once we have the overall scheme in place we work into the detail and start to specify every element, ending in a production package incorporating everything you need to tender and construct the project.<!>!>
We can also manage the entire process for you, putting together the project team, gaining planning consent and party wall awards, finding contractors, tendering the works, managing the building contract and monitoring the works on site.<!>!>
We stick with you to the end, ensuring all snagging is resolved, and produce a completion pack with all necessary certificates, guarantees, maintenance and supplier contact info so you have everything in one place.<!>!>
Have a browse through our latest projects and see the end results!