Layzell Architects were commissioned to re-design this prominent townhouse in the heart of Kensington, London. Built in 1851 by Thomas Bridges, the house, like many of its neighbours, had, over the years, been extended and altered and it’s historical integrity diluted. The team at Layzell Architects set about re-instating that integrity and creating a home that respected the buildings Victorian past, yet was relevant for its future. The aim was to enhance and compliment the original fabric and style of the building on the one hand, and embrace the additions and alterations on the other. All with the intention of creating something that felt cohesive and harmonious.
The design approach saw the introduction of a stylistic hierarchy articulated through the careful and subtle variation in detail, ranging from traditional to contemporary.
As part of that hierarchy, the vision for the ground and first floors included traditional detailing to the principal rooms including panelling and marble fireplaces providing a centrepiece to each room.
Those fireplaces were designed and supplied by Chesneys. Matching Buckingham fire surrounds in Statuary marble stand proudly within the principal rooms of the ground floor whilst the Victorian Corbel in Carrara marble provides a centrepiece to the master bedroom. All fireplaces are lined with subtle black reeded cast iron panels which add an extra level of detail and layer of texture. The proud proportions and carved marble surrounds create a sense of arrival, re-instating the form and proportion of the original house. With their exquisite attention to detail and beautiful selection of quality marbles, Chesneys were the obvious choice.
With offices in both London and Jersey, award winning architecture studio Layzell Architects specialise in high-end residential projects. With an obsession for detail and passion for celebrating natural materials, the studio work closely with clients to design exceptional homes.
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