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Clarendon Road

Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom, 1997–1998

This project involved the reconstruction of the top floor of a Victorian house in Notting Hill in London, to provide new living accommodation and two roof terraces for a London based Australian solicitor.

The original roof and non load bearing walls were removed, enabling the creation of a single volume under a reconfigured roof structure and vaulted ceiling profile. New birch ply faced partitions loosely separating the sleeping, bathing and living spaces are articulated from and set below the vaulted ceiling. The contrasting curved plaster ceiling profile can be read continuously throughout the apartment.

All walls, joinery and key furniture items are made from birch ply, and floors are of oiled chestnut. Underfloor heating and two fireplaces warm the space, and roof terraces to the South and West provide sheltered outdoor living and tree top views.

Maria Speyer Gron
Structural Engineer
Martin Hargreaves
The Building Works
Russell Jones