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Bedford Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
11 Nov 2022
Design: Nash Baker Architects
Location: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, West London, England, UK
Photos: Will Layzell Photography
Bedford Gardens, UK
This property in Bedford Gardens was one of 14 semi-detached houses dating from the early 19th Century. The properties were some of the earliest to be built on the street and historically had large gardens backing onto Campden Street to the North. Over time, mews houses were constructed at the end of their gardens and extensions added to the original houses.
By 2011 this particular house had been altered almost beyond recognition creating a nonsensical and dark internal layout with a two very small rear courtyards for a garden.
Nash Baker Architects successfully obtained planning consent to demolish the two existing properties on the site, retain the historic façade of the 19th Century house, and create a single luxurious family home.
Visitors enter the property through a new landscaped front garden to a formal entrance. Once inside they are drawn into the wide entrance hall where they discover a dramatic stone clad helical staircase cutting through the building and dropping natural light into the heart of the house. Off the main hall you find both a traditional reception room and a contemporary, light filled, family living room that overlooks the lush courtyard garden, both with 12-foot ceilings. The luxurious master bedroom occupies the majority of the first floor and provides attractive views down into the garden. A further 4 bedrooms on the first and second floors provide family and guest accommodation.
The adjoining mews house has also been re-built in a contemporary style providing ancillary accommodation (2 additional bedrooms and bathrooms). It is connected to the main house via a sculptural white staircase rising from the new 300sqm basement below. This large, spacious basement accommodates a well-appointed pool and spa, family media room, and formal entertaining space, and also includes a second ‘catering’ kitchen, large staff flat and plant and utility rooms.
The two elements of the house are linked at ground level by a tranquil garden designed by award-winning international garden designer Luciano Giubbilei. Restrained planting, in conjunction with the ambient sounds of the reflective pool help to create a calm oasis within the city.
Bedford Gardens Home in West London – Building Information
Architects: Nash Baker Architects – https://www.nashbaker.co.uk/
Project size: 8400 ft2
Completion date: 2014
Building levels: 4
Main Contractor: Bancroft Heath
Structural Engineers: Wilde Carter Clack
Interior Designer: De Salles Flint
Photography: Will Layzell Photography
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