This freestanding Notting Hill Villa was completely rebuilt on the site of the previous house that had to be demolished due to its severe structural problems. The front facade is designed to resemble the original house, satisfying local conservation requirements but the interior and rear facade have been completely remodelled to create a modern family home.
In addition to five bedrooms, two dressings rooms, two living rooms, a dining room and a kitchen, this new home offers generous and well-connected entertainment spaces as well as a workshop, a gym, a play room for the children, a wine cellar, a cinema, a music room and two home offices. One of the client’s other key requirements was that the building should be as sustainable as possible, taking advantage of all practical solutions to reduce the carbon emissions of the house. The house incorporates a biomass boiler for heating and hot water, photovoltaic panels on the roof to generate electricity, a well that supplies the house with fresh drinking water, high levels of thermal insulation well above the Building Control minimum and automatically controlled, natural ventilation throughout the building.