Holland Villas Road, W14
Proposed alteration and internal refurbishment work, including the addition of a rear large ground floor and basement extension at Holland Villas Road, W14.
The property is a detached two-story Victorian villa with a basement and attic, situated along Holland Villas Road. The road is located broadly north-south, south of Royal Crescent and north of Kensington. It falls within the Holland Park Conservation Area, specifically in the area referred to as 'Addison Road and Holland Villas Road (James Hall’s Villas)'.
Architectural decoration plays a crucial role in defining the design and character of the house, as well as contributing to the broader conservation area. While the stock brick on Holland Villas Road exhibits a more restrained decoration, their simple stucco dressings, including stuccoed bays, architraves to windows and doors, cornices to the parapets, and pot guards to window sills, contribute to their Classical elegance.
As outlined in the Conservation Area Appraisal, both front and rear elevations are integral to the historic and architectural character of the conservation area, with distinctive characteristics that were originally designed to match their neighbouring structures.
Throughout the refurbishment and reconstruction process, utmost care has been taken to respect and recreate all original materials and details. This has been done under the observation and coordination of "British Heritage," the government body overseeing historic buildings.
A significant addition to the property is the construction of a large ground floor with a basement extension, meticulously designed to align with the existing architectural style and complement the main house.
Planning consent has been obtained for a comprehensive renovation, improvements, and additions to the residential building.
The building serves as a single-family home, functioning as the primary residence.