Upper Phillimore Gardens, Kensington

This substantial residence within the exclusive Holland Park conservation area is part of the Phillimore Estate. It was one of 205 dwellings built in the 1850s by Charles Phillimore and Joseph Gordon Davis and remains in the control of the Phillimore Trust to this day. In addition to the principal living accommodation, the property comprises six splendid en-suite bedrooms, a library, gym, garden room and staff quarters.

Walter Lilly undertook major structural alterations to the property, converting it from six flats and returning it to a single prestigious home, whilst also creating a basement extension in the rear garden.

To facilitate the retention of the existing fa├žade, substantial temporary works were required, whilst at the same time taking the remainder of the building back to its shell and core. The existing floors were removed and a new steel frame was installed.

Stunning features of the newly refurbished property include luxuriously appointed master and mistress suites with dual sunroof, and wardrobes meticulously crafted in Siberian pine. The Kalzip roof over the kitchen and use of glass in the design give a contemporary feel to the rear of the property and provide an excellent entertaining space. Finally, a strikingly designed spiral staircase, with a glass balustrade and oak handrail, extends the full height of the building and is a key feature of the opulent residence.


Kensington, London


Private Client


Project Manager: Savills
Architect: SPPARC Architects
PQS: Ainsley & Partners
Structural Engineer: Bryan Packman Marcel
Services Engineer: Capita Symonds

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