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Our client bought a Victorian Gothic house in Kensington which was in a poor state of repair both externally and internally. Indeed very little had been done to the property since the 1970s.

The challenge was taking a period house and converting it into a property fit for the twenty-first century without falling foul of the conservation regulations was for London architects and interior designers Stanza Design a fantastic challenge.

By accepting the constraints inherent in the architecture enabled the fusion of the modern with the traditional, we have completely refurbished the structure, re-planned to make better use of space and generally modernized the whole property. Many reception rooms are interconnected via concealed sliding doors to allow both privacy and open plan living. The lower ground floor was completely remodeled with increased headroom, incorporating a contemporary kitchen and family living space.

The loft is particularly successful and is connected to the rest of the house by an ultra modern spiral staircase. With cleaver structural design the loft space was made more usable as an independent space for teenage children.

Houses in Kensington are generally well appointed and finished to very high standard and we needed to make sure this one stood out from the crowd.