Project Name: Holland Park Dairy

Location: London, United Kingdom

Date Completed: February 2019

Architect: Peek Architecture

Interior Designer: Bonnie Meredith

Construction Company: Bentis

Peek Architecture and Bonnie Meredith were enlisted for a full refurbishment of a property located in Holland Park, which was to include a large basement addition, bespoke joinery and a full FF&E package.

The design brief for Peek Architecture and Bonnie Meredith was to create a maximised space for the client and his family which could also be enjoyed by friends and guests. The client required a classic yet modern interior with elements incorporated to portray his well-travelled life. Raw timbers were used with bold colours and mixed with the porcelain tiles and industrial glazing, bespoke joinery and paint effects were used throughout. The palette is warm and original, and the space provides everything that the client required.

The basement snug and tv area is Peek Architecture & Bonnie Meredith’s favourite part of the scheme as although it acts as a kind of thoroughfare from the hallway to the bedrooms beyond, and it is entirely subterranean, it is a really special space to occupy. The 3.6m ceilings, the Crittall glazing with the black metal staircase beyond and the warm oak tones give the feel of a converted industrial space. The basement ended up doubling the area of the property, and ceilings were kept high to bounce light around and make them welcoming and airy.

Peek Architecture believe that designers and architects should design for longevity and stay true to the buildings being inhabited, this was an important consideration when looking to increase the space for this property and ensuring that any new elements would fit into the wider environment. The basement spaces need less heating and cooling and are largely unseen so they are a modest intervention but can double the size of a property.