House in South Kensington

This Queen Anne style mid-19th century house has been re-designed to fulfill the client’s need for their own space to work, to cook, to relax, to host meetings and to spend the day. With their grown-up children now away, the ground floor has been turned into a luminous, light-filled living space facing onto the garden and inducing movement to flow from front to back. The Bulthaup kitchen, clad in a soft natural aluminium with a cut-out in ribbed Carrara Bianco marble, gently reflects the sunlight and changing colour throughout the day. The subtleness of the tall units are offset by a counter in chocolate coloured Caesarstone, one end cantilevered to form a breakfast area. An Eero Saarinen Tulip table in black, crowned overhead by Rick Telegaar’s delicate Meshmatics chandelier are the features in a study which doubles up as dining room. The lower ground floor is opened up to create a library and 2nd study, doubling up for guests. A monochromatic bathroom in Carrara Bianco marble and a walk-in shower clad in dramatic diagonal stripes of Grigio Versilias echoes the theme of marble which binds the two floors.