Clareville | Chelsea

Brief

To fully refurbish the property, create a winter garden, basement cinema and wine cellar.

Build Duration: 56 weeks
Design: Wilben 

Solutions

We strengthened the house by inserting an internal steel frame, keeping a brick shell exterior. We then dug out the basement to create two new rooms and added a new roof structure which allowed us to include a winter garden.

Results

A splendid corner house in the heart of Chelsea, completely refurbished, with the added value of a basement cinema and wine cellar. A clever roof feature to include a winter garden.

Top Tips

Basements are a wonderful way to add living space to your home within a confined area of land, if you are unable to extend outwards or sideways. Soil composition has often been considered as an obstacle to building basements and whilst that may have been the case several years ago, today we have solutions to deal with any type of soil or even water penetration levels.

Work with a reputable interior designer and create detailed mock ups of the look and feel of the spaces you are creating including electrics and plumbing before you start the building work. Think about where your furniture or art collections will be placed so that your lighting and switch placement is planned before your builder starts work. Changing specifications mid build will only cause delay in work completion and add to your cost.

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Finishing Touches

A stunning transformation, with an exclusive basement cinema, wine cellar, outdoor dining area, elegant new kitchen and living room. 

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A HIGH-SPEC PRODUCT DELIVERED FOR BOTH PROPERTIES



Following a successful re-furb and basement dig by Sammy and his team at our London home, we were delighted that he accepted the challenge to create our dream home outside Henley-on-Thames. Yet again, following a year of total re-furb he and his team have proven that they can a) work as a team with an...

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