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Former Embassy, Kensington, SW7

The Contemporary Refurbishment of a Grade II Listed Building in RBKC
Completed 2011, Private Client
RD Architects, London Office

This grand property in the heart of Kensington was built in 1860. The property was formerly two neighbouring town houses, which were joined in 1939 to become a residential school for girls. Despite the threat of its central location, this use continued uninterrupted throughout the war. In 1968, the State of Kuwait purchased the property and it became their London Embassy until 2000 at which time the use reverted to residential. Our brief was to create a contemporary home of the highest quality within the context of the Grade II Listed Building. Our client had specific requirements such as air conditioning throughout, under floor heating integrated a/v and lighting.

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Ben Davidson
BA(Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA London, United Kingdom