Notting Hill house extension architect - architects drawing plans

Architecture for London has completed detailed design for a Notting Hill extension

The property is a lower ground floor flat converted from a large double fronted Victorian house on Pembridge Villas, in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea.


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The flat currently suffers from a lack of natural light, so the extension is designed to open up the property to the attractive terraced garden, which has a very generous width. Large glass doors create new bright spaces for cooking and entertaining.

The RBKC conservation team were keen for new materials to be similar to existing, so a dark brick was selected to complement the soot washed tones of the original London stock brick rear facade. Solid areas of the extension are faced in this brick, which is laid in a diagonal dog-tooth bond throughout to add depth and texture. The diagonal bond pattern is continued in a new brick terrace, linking the extension and the landscape together.

Internal refurbishment works include new bathrooms, a utility area and new decorations throughout.

The property is in the Pembridge conservation area, a largely residential area notable for its attractive and characterful streets of late Georgian and Victorian date. These are laid out as a mixture of terraces, semi-detached houses and mews houses. The conservation area is bounded by Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill Gate and Portobello Road.

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Project architect: Matt McAleese

Location: Pembridge Villas, Notting Hill W11

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