Notting Hill II
Notting Hill II
Large new-build family home in Notting Hill for artist and film maker
After complicated negotiations with the council we obtained permission to demolish a large villa that had previously occupied the site; this permission made the project exceptionally cost effective: not only was it therefore relatively simple to create a new basement, but the works also benefited from zero rated VAT status.
The front of the new house was designed to resemble the original facade - satisfying local conservation requirements - but the interior has been completely remodelled to create an uncompromisingly contemporary family home.
In addition to five bedrooms, two dressing rooms, two living rooms, a dining room and a kitchen, this new home offers generous entertainment spaces together with a music room, a sculpture workshop, a gym, a playroom, wine cellar, cinema, and two home offices. One of the client’s 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 incorporated 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 and high levels of thermal insulation throughout. The structure was constructed from dense blockwork to maximise the building’s thermal mass and the interiors – including many bespoke pieces of furniture - were designed in collaboration with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby.
"The raked stone staircase is illuminated by a full width skylight that changes colour throughout the day..."
"... the interior has been completely remodelled to create an uncompromisingly contemporary family home."
Double doors allow the piano to be moved out of the wood panelled music room when concerts are held in the large reception room.
"Bespoke carpets, furniture, paintings and sculptures were specially commissioned from a range of designers and artists..."
The house incorporated 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 and high levels of thermal insulation throughout.