Working with interior design practice Serena Williams-Ellis ltd, the team at West Waddy detailed and specified substantial refurbishment works to this Georgian Town house in Notting Hill, London. In some areas this involved stripping the walls and floors back to the ‘bare bones’. To enable a more open connection to the garden, the lower ground floor was extended to the side in the form of a basement extension, and outward to provide a generous kitchen and living space. The lower ground floor was also excavated by over 600mm to achieve a more generous head height and to accommodate the underfloor heating.
The interior elevations were drafted in immense detail to ensure that design features were considered and consistent throughout the refurbishment. The new ovular spiral stairs to the upper floor are a particularly striking addition which will bring light deep into the centre of the property via a substantial roof lantern above. Given the locations, external alterations were governed by Conservation Area planning constraints. Outwardly, the appearance of the property will change very little with only some re-roofing and remodelling of the upper floor facade to tie in with the neighbouring property. However on the inside, a complete re-fit of services and finishes will give this impressive home a new lease of life.
In addition to the detailed and technical design, West Waddy provided tendering advice, and are appointed as the contract administrators – the project is due to complete at the end of 2019.