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Phillimore Gardens, London


The renowned Phillimore Estate is one of London’s most prestigious residential areas. We were commissioned to remodel and renovate a home of particular architectural merit within its grounds.

The Brief

The land on which the Phillimore Estate, Kensington, was built was acquired by the historic Phillimore family in the early eighteenth century. Over the decades, the estate has been owned or held in Trust for members of the Phillimore family.

This affluent estate occupies approximately 20 acres north of Kensington High Street, making it a very distinguished address in the city and a designated conservation area.

The focus of our brief was a detached dwelling comprising of five storeys. We were appointed to design an extensive remodelling scheme that would refine the building’s interior and exterior appearance to meet the family’s requirements.

Our Solution

We spent a considerable amount of time with the client before beginning the project to establish the vision for their new home and what finer details would bring the building together.

Our team confidently undertook the project, which included extensive structural works, the replacement of existing staircases and the reconstruction of a large part of the exterior facade. We also added an extension to the basement, forming new spaces within the accommodation floors to help develop new interior layouts to suit the family’s needs as they grew.

The client’s vision was finished to the highest of standards with a quality interior finish that considered every aspect of their brief.

Lawray Architects are an affable bunch of people, easy to work with yet still very professional. That’s especially useful for clients who aren’t used to the everyday business of design, contractors and tenders. They approach the job and client as you would like to think you would do yourself with anyone working in unfamiliar territory.

Daniel Shaw

Torch Theatre General Manager