Holland Park Villa

This 2,800 sq ft mid-Victorian house in Holland Park, London, was extended to 11,000 sq ft, including a new pool, spa, cinema and gym in the newly formed basement. My first proposal (see the watercolour image) included a pediment which the client was very happy with but unfortunately was turned down by the planning officer, despite there being other pedimented houses of similar size in the street.  After discussion and further proposals, the photograph below of the finished result shows the eventual compromise.