Hamilton King specialise in architectural and interior design tailored to how you live.

House in Kew


Stage: In Build

Welcome to the story of our clients who were looking to maximise their 19th-century terrace house to its full potential. Instead of moving, they wanted to create a beautiful and functional family space that would cater to their every need. With planning approved on a ground floor, second floor, and basement extension, we are now preparing to go into the build phase.

the brief.

Our clients wanted their home to be a spacious and open family space with all the necessary amenities, including a well-equipped boot room and music/media room. Our brief was to finesse the ground floor architecture and come up with a basement design solution that would make it more usable. The clients were also keen to incorporate eco-elements into their home, such as installing solar panels.

what we did.


During the concept design stage, we explored different routes to create a spacious and functional home. Our team maximised the space at ground level by replacing the existing rear and side extensions and increasing the existing footprint. We also discovered that an additional 1000 sqm could be added to the property's footprint by digging under the home to form a new basement. The proposed basement scheme has three light wells, two at the rear and one at the front, providing ample natural light. With planning approved, we are now refining the design principles, creating detailed drawings and specifications for Building Control approval, prior to tendering.

what we are doing.

Currently, we are in the active construction phase of the project. The excavation for the underground floor has been successfully finished, resulting in the creation of an expansive new floor area for the family. The extension work has been almost completed, and we have lowered the placement of the windows, resulting in an enhanced design and improved view for our client. Our ongoing tasks involve the installation of skylights and the fitting of sand boards to ensure a seamless finish to the project.

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