House Refurbishment, Kennington

Located in South London within the St. Mark’s Conservation area, this Grade II listed mid-terrace house required full refurbishment.

The client preferred this Georgian style house to be modernized but in a traditional style. The house is four storeys, finished in stock brick with stucco bands at ground and first floors. As a listed building, restoring original details and introducing other traditional features in keeping with its listed status, was important to retain the character of the house.

On the lower ground floor, the original kitchen was too small, dark and some damp issues need to be fixed as part of the works. The new layout is open plan kitchen-dining with fully integrated traditional kitchen with a  country-style Belfast sink and breakfast bar. The hallway has been improved by revealing the original brickwork on one of the walls, creating a warmer, more colorful space. The hallway also leads into a small guest shower room furnished with a traditional bathroom suite and copper fittings. The rear garden features oak sleeper flower beds and a seating area.

The large living room on the upper floor was refurbished as well with all original features restored. This included the shutters, covings, skirting boards and new cast iron fireplaces and surrounds. A combination of yellow-tone Farrow & Ball wall colours were used in the family bathroom, creating a more vibrant version of the traditional ‘toned-down’ colours, typical of the Georgian period. The original floorboards here were restored and a large walk-in shower and freestanding cast iron roll-top bath were installed completing the traditional look for this room.

Located in a highly desired area of Kennington, this lovely Grade II listed house was refurbished in a classic traditional style, revealing its attractive period features.  Overall, a more open-plan layout was introduced, making the house perfectly suited for a modern family lifestyle.