St John's Wood
Modern basement extension housing a guest suite, gym and spa
Our clients contacted us to extend the existing basement of their 1940’s semi-detached house in St John’s Wood. By extending towards the front garden of the house, there was then space created for a new gym, spa and ‘granny flat’, used as a guest suite for visiting family members and friends.
The new floor plan generated a living space comprising of a living/dining room, concealed kitchen, and a bedroom with en-suite shower room. All living spaces benefit from natural light and ventilation through well-placed skylights, light wells, and the addition of an air recovery system.
The flat can be accessed from the house and directly from the street via the main light well with cleverly designed staggered planting, creating a beautiful focal point for the new extension. The extra space created also provide a new spa area attached to the existing gymnasium, now fully refurbished, providing an endless pool and Sauna.
Care was given to the use of materials, both for the exterior and interiors of the house, providing different shades of colours and textures from natural and man-made materials. The inspiration for all these materials was nature, always a good place to start.