GRADE II HOUSE IN KENSINGTON
The owner of this early eighteenth century house had bought it with planning permission for a basement extension, replacement of the existing rear two-storey extension and a new summerhouse in the rear garden.
The original house was in a very poor state of repair and had been internally altered substantially a few decades ago.
A number of applications had been made to discharge the Grade II conditions and failed. Additionally, the client wished to vary the existing consent in order to extend the first floor extension to a minor degree.
The work involved considerable research into the history of the property and application of traditional building methodology. It must be acknowledged that the ‘Georgian Group’ proved a very helpful resource in this endeavour.
The contractor, James Fox, proved to be one of the most competent restoration craftsmen I have ever come across. As a result, Kensington and Chelsea Planning Department were finally satisfied with the project plan and permission was given to proceed.