This Victorian property, with sweeping views of the Thames in South West London, was transformed from a formerly uninspiring house into a light filled, spacious home opening up the space to reveal and capture the impressive views of the river.
Located within a flood zone as well as a Conservation Area, the property also had a restriction for no rooftop developments. However, Stuart Forbes Associates developed a scheme with an extended basement level and a dormer rooftop extension making best use of the opportunities of the property. This was presented to the planning authorities demonstrating planning precedent and sensitivity to the surrounding properties. The application was successful and the resulting building saw the combined efforts of the project team create a beautiful bright family home.
“Stuart was invaluable in rethinking how to transform what had become an old and slightly tired house into a perfect family home on the river. His ideas on how to open up views throughout the house and reorient the living spaces towards the river worked beautifully. The team at Stuart Forbes Associates were able to keep a complex projects on track, managing the engineers, builders and specialists and their attention to detail ensured that the final result was as impressive as the original designs had promised.” Client, Upper Mall