Hargrave Terrace Paddington sought to restore a subdivided old Grand Terrace to her former glory.
What was once turned into four apartments in the 1920’s, we stitched back together with a contemporary addition to make a generous family home that subtly moves between heritage rooms to simply detailed additions.
The planning was considered as a sedimentary layering of heritage, the uppermost level reflects the buildings former heritage as a grand home, while the lower most level deploys more contemporary planning principles, details and finishes. The middle level falls in between these two, harmonising and creating a bridge between the layers with a finely detailed staircase weaving it all together.
The final result, a reconnection of spaces that elevates the house back to its former glory days as a grand dame, whilst celebrating the play between existing and new.