A new build Pool House and outdoor swimming pool within the grounds of a historic Grade II Listed country estate.
The Douglas Fir structure is surrounded by glass on all four sides, with fused glass corners providing unobstructed views out to the landscaped gardens and the river that runs past the site. A changing room and other facilities are located discretely behind a 19th Century garden wall, connected by a structural glass corridor, freeing up the pool house to be used as a flexible entertaining space.
A limited palette of natural materials creates a calm atmosphere and ensure that the natural surroundings remain the focus of the occupants’ experience. The infinity edge of the swimming pool further reduces the boundary between the pool area and the river beyond, with planting screening the pool from the rest of the property to create a secure private space.
The existing property, a late Victorian semidetached single dwelling, always lacked a significant reception room. After living in the house for 15 years while bringing up a family the client and Architect, who are one, always wanted to have a space for making and working in a large family room.
This was achieved by forming a new basement level below the existing property footprint and under the rear garden terrace. The space is flooded with natural light from the garden lightwell and glazed rooflights.
The materials used form a simple palette of colour. A boarded concrete ceiling is divided between a grid of down stand beams which add a richness and texture to the interior space and a sense of order. The high ceiling heights place the concrete way above the floor level in this large volume of space.
The refurbishment and extension of a four storey detached Victorian property located in Hampstead London.
The concept was to combine two existing units into one single dwelling. All existing floors were completely remodelled with new room layouts, a new staircase, new windows and new services to suit the family’s requirements and bring the existing house up to modern standards including improved thermal efficiency. Careful consideration was given to integrating air conditioning, lighting, controls and audio visual equipment to make it as unobtrusive as possible and not to distract from the character of the house.
A single storey rear extension was built at lower ground floor level to create a new open plan kitchen, dining and living space. Reclaimed bricks and large glazed timber frame doors were used to complement the existing house and create a better connection with the outside.
A new basement level was formed under the footprint of the rear extension and part of the rear garden to house an open plan TV entertainment space and a gym, arranged around a large lightwell to bring as much natural light as possible into the space. The utility room, store room and AV room were also moved into the basement to maximise the living areas above ground.
Natural materials such as wood, concrete and marble were combined with a simple palette of colours to add richness and texture to the interior spaces.
An extensive remodelling and refurbishment of an elegant Victorian townhouse in Kensington over two construction phases.
The existing house comprised of four floors with a large open plan studio space to the rear offering no external space. The clients brief was to maximise floor area whilst interlinking key spaces with a clean contemporary feel suitable for the familiy’s requirements.
Planning approval was achieved to increase the internal floor area by 1000sqft and add 450sqft of external space. This was realized through the remodelling and extension of the lower ground floor and introduction of basement level across the footprint of the site with lightwells located to flood spaces with natural light.
A natural palette of modern materials were selected with a strong emphasis on a calming aesthetic and durability. Danish handmade bricks were used continuously through internal and external spaces and across floors to form a connection and flow through the property adding warmth and texture.
A complete renovation of a Grade II listed property located in Lancaster Gate within the Hyde Park ward of Westminster City Council.
The front ground duplex flat has been amalgamated with the rear mews house.
The key objective was to retain the original listed features of the ground floor’s grand reception rooms, whilst giving a more contemporary feeling to the basement level.
A cantilever marble stair and light brass rod curtain connects the two levels, restoring the horizontal emphasis of the original plans.
The lower floor has been reconfigured to suit the owner’s specific needs, with new bathrooms and bespoke fitted joinery.
Natural materials such as wood, stone and marble combined with white open spaces and large openings help to give a bright, fresh vibe to this contemporary London flat.
The complete renovation and enlargement of a substantial Grade II Listed property located in the historic St John’s Wood Conservation Area, London.
A new basement provides the additional accommodation needed to suit a growing family, whilst the historic features of the original house have been sympathetically restored or reinstated where previously lost.
The of use of traditional materials and details matching the original fabric help to integrate the basement with the rest of the house, whilst the use of natural light via roof lights and light wells removes the impression of being underground.
A new swimming pool, spa, sauna and gym are located discretely beneath the front garden.
In collaboration with specialist consultants, careful consideration was given to integrating ventilation, lighting and audio visual equipment to make it as unobtrusive as possible without compromising on performance.
Bespoke joinery, finishes, and ironmongery were developed by Greenway Architects specifically for this project to make this a truly unique property.
A new build house in Notting Hill.
Planning approval was achieved to replace a post war infill property with a new four storey house. The existing house had a small floor plate and was divided into small rooms with low ceiling heights. The scope of work was to create more spacious and adaptable spaces to suit a modern growing family with an emphasis on open plan living, natural light, generous ceiling heights and modern finishes.
The ground floor was designed as a generous open plan living and kitchen space whilst introducing glazed screen to allow the room to be divided when required. Full width sliding doors were added at the back to open up the house to the garden.
The top two floors comprise of the Master suite and kids’ bedrooms.
A new basement level was created under the footprint of the house and part of the front and rear gardens to provide additional guest accommodation, a family and cinema room, a spa with gym and a wine cellar. Front and rear light wells were introduced to bring natural light and fresh air in the different rooms and remove the impression of being underground. The plant room and utility room were also moved down to the basement to maximise the living area above ground.
Working in collaboration with Honor Riley a range of bespoke joinery and finishes were developed for this project. Integration of the air conditioning, lighting and audio visual equipment in the design was an important part of this process to make it as discreet as possible without compromising on performance.
A contemporary re-modelling and complete refurbishment of an existing residence in the centre of Mayfair.
The property underwent extensive alterations to increase from an existing three storey to a five storey house with only the rear elevation retained as an existing element. The internal layout has been entirely reconfigured to suit the client’s requirements and make best use of the available light and space.
All five stories of the property are connected by an open helical staircase designed and executed in collaboration with Mizzi Design Studio. The staircase structure was fabricated from CNC cut welded steel to achieve the numerous complex forms, and clad in highly polished veneered panels, each unique in their own geometry.
Working with Interior Designers Lot London, a vast range of bespoke materials and finishes were developed and implemented across the scheme to achieve the highly detailed and unique design aesthetic.
Extensive refurbishment to a 1970’s family home in Hampstead.
Cannon Lane exemplifies a subtle and careful updating of a 1970’s architectural icon. Keeping to the original nature of the scheme, the renovation rejuvenates the material palette of exposed brick and terracotta tiles with the latest technology, seamlessly installing greater functionality without comprising the design integrity. The dramatic volumes of the main living spaces have been refined through collaboration with expert lighting designers that bring out the richer notes of the new timber soffit.
The renovation and enlargement of a three storey family house within the Holland Park Conservation Area, London.
A new basement beneath the existing property and a rear single storey extension complement the existing spaces and allow the house to be upgraded in accordance with the Eco Homes environmental requirements stipulated by planning.
The use of full height glazing spanning the width of the rear extension forms a connection between the main living space and garden. Contemporary timber staircases connect the new parts of the house with the old, complementing the minimal style chosen for the kitchen interior. The upper floors have been reconfigured to suit the owners’ specific needs, with new bathrooms and bespoke fitted joinery.
Working closely with the Heritage Collective and the LA Conservation Team on a Grade II* Listed townhouse in the heart of Soho, the project encompassed an internal fit-out restoring the original details of this historic property. Whilst managing all the design research and application, the project team developed a formative relationship with both specialist consultants and statutory bodies, enabling the project to be delivered on time and budget to an exceptional quality.
The complete restoration and refurbishment of a Grade II Listed country Manor House and its surrounding grounds.
Located on the bank of the River Avon this property was acquired by our Client in a state of disrepair following years of neglect. When complete this project will restore this house back to a grand family home. The sympathetic proposals include a subterranean extension to provide a swimming pool, spa and entertaining space and new accommodation at roof level overlooking the river.
Traditional materials and details will conceal modern building services to allow this building to function efficiently.
A prominent property in the Primrose Hill Conservation Area, this five storey Italianate Villa was completely refurbished and extended over three separate construction phases. The success in achieving planning approval at appeal for the basement extension represented a landmark decision in this area of London.
Our Clients’ Interior Designer David Collins developed concepts for the principal rooms, which were then detailed and implemented by Greenway Architects. Retaining the original character and fabric of the house was a key objective on the upper floors, however a more contemporary feel was adopted beneath ground level. Specialist craftsmen were commissioned to fabricate bespoke metal stair spindles and unique pieces of furniture.
The remodelling and full refurbishment of a 5 storey townhouse in the Maida Vale Conservation Area, London.
This project offered a unique opportunity to modernise a property that had been neglected for many years. Original period features like the timber staircase, window shutters and cornices were carefully restored.
A new mansard roof was added to provide an additional two bedrooms and ensuites, whilst a double height extension at the rear creates a surprising theatrical space in a townhouse of this size.
A 6.6 metre high motorised guillotine window was developed specifically for this project, and allows the living space to be opened up to the rear garden at the flick of a switch.
This new build home completes a row of Victorian terraced houses on a previously disused site in St John’s Hill, London.
The facade was carefully designed to complement the scale and rhythm of the adjoining properties, whilst at the same time delivering the clients’ brief for a unique modernist style building.
Handmade Danish bricks and high quality aluminium framed windows were detailed into reveals with recessed panels to articulate the elevation and add depth. Landscaped terraces and planting to the front and rear enhance the streetscape.
The interior features a large open plan living area leading on to a lower terrace, master bedroom and roof terrace with views of the surrounding area. The highly sustainable specification makes this an efficient energy saving building.
Completed as Greenway and Lee Architects
An extensive remodelling and refurbishment of a six storey townhouse in the Maida Vale Conservation Area, London.
A sensitive contemporary extension at the rear of this property creates a large open-plan family living area with a dramatic double-height space between ground and lower ground floor levels. The design responded to our clients’ requirements for maximising daylight and opening out the living space into the rear garden.
Original features like the stone staircase and internal window shutters were carefully restored on the upper floors, whilst new contemporary elements, such as a cantilevered concrete shelf, were added downstairs.
The complete renovation and extension of a period townhouse in the heart of Notting Hill, London.
The addition of a new basement level, to house the utilities and services, as well as a new cinema room, frees up floor space on the upper levels and maximises the available floor area. This feeling of space is emphasised by floor to ceiling doors, bespoke wardrobe and storage units, large existing windows and a carefully considered lighting design.
A new build house with double height basement, together the complete refurbishment of two connected mews properties, designed for a respected British textile designer.
The proposal creates a harmonious set of buildings within an existing mews to form a family home, retaining the features and character of the existing buildings. A courtyard garden unifies the property and creates a private outdoor space rarely found in Central London.
The decorative interior was designed in collaboration with the Client, with many custom-made finishes and pieces of joinery commissioned.
Completed as Greenway and Lee Architects
The refurbishment and extension of a 4 storey ambassadorial residence located in the Eyre Estate London.
This project involved the full renovation and extension of a substantial residence to create 1,000 square metres of luxury accommodation for a developer Client. The proposals included a Ground and First floor rear extension, with a three storey basement to accommodate a new swimming pool and spa facilities.
Our scheme completely reconfigured the internal layout around a new grand staircase which connects all levels of the house. Sophisticated lighting, security, air conditioning, and audio visual systems are all integrated discretely to meet highest expectations of performance without compromising on aesthetics.
The property was successfully marketed following completion.
The complete refurbishment and extension of a family home in the Queens Park Conservation Area, including the formation of a new 160 square metre basement level.
The house was designed to suit modern family needs, with open plan living and an emphasis on natural light and modern finishes. The large scale glazed sliding doors span the rear elevation connecting the light well, rear terrace and garden.
Bespoke joinery and specialist finishes were installed throughout.
A new build garden studio located in Notting Hill, London.
This small scale project involved the creation of a new studio for an interior designer’s home office. The brief was to provide a highly bespoke and personal environment, separate from their home.
Sited at the end of the garden, the walls are clad in zinc with horizontal seams continuing the geometry of the steel framed Crittall windows which open out onto the garden. Six roof lights flood the studio with natural light creating an ideal environment for a designer working with materials and samples.
The proximity of a mature oak tree presented a challenge designing special foundations in order to prevent damaging its roots.
A distinctive new kitchen for a property located in the Phillimore Conservation Area, London. The project also involved a new glass walkway linking the kitchen to the house and garden, together with a new formal dining room.
The internal walls of the kitchen are clad in durable Corian with precise detailing throughout coordinating with the surrounding polished concrete and stainless steel finishes. The Dining Room is clad in rich Palma Wood panels and joinery with full height bronze doors leading into a bespoke bronze framed glass walkway.
Greenway Architects collaborated with Milan based Interior Designer Droulers on this project.
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The complete refurbishment and extension of a Grade II listed property in the Hampstead Conservation Area, London.
This project offers an opportunity to modernise and restore a property that had been neglected and altered for many years. Internally this covers the replacement of missing features and detailing, including cornices and panelling, and revisions to the layout of the property that both reverses previous non-original changes and enhances the overall usability of the house.
The internal height of the existing basement is increased and extended below the new extension adding 1200 sqft to the internal floor area.
A refurbishment and extension of a four storey family home located in the Kensington Conservation Area, London.
A newly formed basement houses a cinema and underground parking, accessed via a concealed car lift. A series of contemporary open plan spaces are located on the lower ground floor to accommodate the daily family activities, with more formal entertaining spaces on the ground floor above.
External alterations have been carefully considered to preserve the historic character of the existing building, whilst upgrading the energy performance of the envelope towards achieving an Eco Homes certification.
This scheme for a new build 6 bedroom house was developed for a unique site in Hampstead, an area renowned for its one-off modernist homes.
Enclosed by a listed wall forming part of an old jailhouse, this site presented a number of unique challenges to be overcome. The proposal manages to increase the floor area of the house whilst at the same time reducing its footprint and increasing the size of the private garden.
The palette of materials chosen compliments the surroundings. The internal spaces benefit from natural light throughout, with a dramatic central atrium space connecting the lower ground floor to the roof.
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A new build 5 bedroom villa located near Alcúdia on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.
The property sits within a 21 acre site in a highly protected rural area with many restrictions governing new construction. This scheme for a villa, heated swimming pool, pool house, and 2 bedroom guest house has been designed using traditional materials in the local style.