Hidden House, Knightsbridge

Residential & Mixed Use

The ‘Hidden’ House is a private family home in South-West London, which is created from two former workshop buildings and a retail space.

Client
Private Client
Value
Confidential
GIA
200m
Units
Private House
Status
Completed November 2016

Team

    1. Architect LTS Architects
    2. Main Contractor Broseley
    3. Structural Engineer Engineers HRW
    4. Building Services SGA Consulting
    5. Cost Consultant Corrigan Gore & Street
    6. Bespoke Joinery & Cabinet Makers Touch Design Group
    7. Bespoke Glazing AGI Vision
    8. Lighting Consultant EQ2 lighting
    9. Planning Consultant Metropolis Planning & Design LLP
    10. Photography James Brittain

Awards

    1. London Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2017 Highly Commended, Outstanding Architectural Merit
    2. RIBA London Regional Awards Shortlisted

The Hidden House is created from the sensitive reworking of two former workshop buildings and a retail space on a complex urban site in Knightsbridge. The new family home, located within a conservation area, has been designed to be completely invisible from the street.

The existing building has been substantially rebuilt and restructured, transforming the internal spaces and creating a new sunken garden and atria. The main living areas are arranged as a sequence of linked open-place spaces, including a mezzanine study level within the roof pitch.

Large timber trusses help to define the internal spaces while a palette of timber, brick and concrete creates a contemplative environment. The garden and atria provide a flow of daylight to the lower level, containing three double bedrooms, including a large master suite with an en-suite bathroom resting within the arched pavement vaults.

The Hidden House has been designed using BIM software to allow a full understanding of the existing building’s geometry.