The clients ambition and brief demanded dramatic intervention to a conventional terrace house where all but the front elevation and roof remained of the original building when the works were complete.

New levels were added and the rear excavated to provide new living space 3m high and 18m long, more voluminous than the ground floor level.

The client is a serious wine collector and the collection is housed in a bespoke store set beneath the back garden, while other contemporary additions to the family home format have been added with new and extensive entertaining spaces, home offices and additional living quarters.

Over the new basement space the kitchen extends laterally and to the rear, with skylights on both edges allowing light to pass into the rooms below.

Bespoke joinery and stonework throughout signify the clients ambition to show off a refined taste for precision, beauty and pragmatism.