An extensive internal refurbishment to a Queen Anne revival style townhouse, with private gallery and basement addition, for a significant art collector and patron.
This seven-storey terrace house was originally built in the 1880s, and forms part of the exclusive Kensington Court Conservation Area. The house is of traditional Victorian construction, with influences from the Arts and Crafts period present in the red brick facade, white painted brackets and ironwork decoration. The project faithfully restored the decorative qualities of the original building, whilst taking the opportunity to re-invigorate the internal rooms with a minimal contemporary style. In addition to providing a home for a young family, the residence is part-used as a private gallery, designed around the owner’s significant art collection. Quinn Architects also worked collaboratively with international artists such as Nathalie du Pasquier and Martino Gamper, to produce bespoke fittings and furniture tailor-made for the house.