A Queen Anne/Georgian-styled property, Templewood Garden needed to be taken back to its shell and core. Appointed post-planning approval by the owner, our role was to oversee the works all the way through to completion.
The first actions we undertook were to relate various new amendments back to the planners within Camden Council. This incurred detailed negotiations with the council to protect our client’s revised vision, but also to ensure the property’s primary structure and style.
The construction works required significant landscaping to allow for the new ‘top-down’ constructed basement. This later enabled a compressed programme for the extensions to be built. Floor areas were significantly increased by the new basement, loft conversion, and projecting wings to the rear. The latter creating an architectural feature with a rear courtyard and lightwell to maximise natural light into the basement areas.
Balance of new and old
The design endeavoured to remain in keeping with the existing style of the house, but with the inclusion of modern features that enhanced the quality of living for the client once completed. For instance, a feature kitchen/dining room within the glazed projection provided a fine aspect over the rear garden and new landscaping.
The interior of the house underwent full reconfiguration and refurbishment with current audio visual and home entertainment systems designed into the building; the basement housed a new cinema room, gymnasium, and various family rooms – including staff accommodation.