Kensington Lightwell 

This unique Kensington home replaced a garage/parking area on a typical London mews street. For planning reasons, the luxury home had to be kept largely below ground level. The architect, working closely with the property developer, wanted to bring natural daylight to every part of the house. The resulting ingenious design included large window areas, skylights, floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors, bringing a great feel of space inside the small property.

At the centre of the house, above the kitchen and floor opening, a 6x5 metre skylight window brings daylight to the living area as well as the underground social area and bedrooms. 

The house has a minimalist style throughout with concealed sliding doors, recessed lighting, speakers, curtain tracks and shelves. Everything in the house has been planned in great detail to highest specification, including the glazing treatments.

Downstairs bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows towards the social area to let daylight in from the floor above.

To provide privacy, blackout and window dressing, concealed roller blinds where installed in each window together with bespoke wave curtains in recessed curtain tracks.

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