Kensington High Street

A refurbished and converted Victorian building located on Kensington High Street providing a new mews house and five contemporary apartments.

The scheme involves the complete demolition of the building’s dilapidated interior and erection of new modern structure behind a retained facade.

Standing seam zinc cladding cloaks a new rooftop penthouse which sets back from the main façade to conceal itself from the street and enjoys expansive terraces to both Kensington High Street and Adam & Eve Mews.

The mews house, accessed from Adam & Eve Mews, spans across four storeys with an internal winter garden above paving lights at the rear of ground floor, allowing natural light to penetrate the living space to the lower floors below.

A restrained palette of contemporary materials including blackened steel, reeded glass and composite stone surfaces combine with minimalist detailing to showcase the historic fabric and retained architectural ornamentation of this high-grade Victorian asset.

Project Director:

Adam Thurston

Project Team:

Bridget Brown

Project Collaborators:

Shape - Joinery

VisEngine - Visualisations

Photography - Henry Woide