At Lab, we see confident and positive relationships with our clients as a foundation to the successful delivery of beautiful projects, and London Snow House is no exception. Over the course of this project we developed a strong and collaborative relationship with the clients, as they entrusted us with redesigning a home for their family of six.
The property is a late 19th Century Chelsea townhouse fronted with white painted stucco and a balcony with French doors at the first floor. The brief included a basement excavation to create additional living space including a family room and additional bedroom, whilst the lower ground floor was extended and reconfigured. The redesign of this floor provides a large, open-plan kitchen and dining space, divided only by elegant Crittall-style doors to differentiate the utility room.
Such modern interventions are integrated with the existing house by way of a contemporary oak staircase which runs from the basement to ground floor, and through a complete refurbishment of the existing house where care was taken to retain or match original features.
Lab Architects were also commissioned for the interiors works for this project and we worked closely with the client to create a unique and enviable scheme. The master bedroom features a bespoke wardrobe with a walnut interior and velvet upholstered doors, whilst the master bathroom boasts a roll top bath, hexagonal marble tiles and brass accents. The children’s bathroom provided the opportunity to create a bold pattern with fun, bespoke tiles, and a palette of dark greens and greys embrace the reduced level of daylight in the basement bedroom, creating a cosy retreat. Overall, the interiors have been thoughtfully composed to reflect the clients’ personalities whilst being respectful to the heritage of the original house.