Bedford Gardens

This semi-detached Kensington house, dating to the early 19th century, was one of the earliest to be built on this street and originally had a large garden backing onto an adjacent street. Gradually the garden and neighbouring gardens were transformed as mews houses were built at the ends of the properties and extensions added to the original houses. When Nash Baker Architects took on this project, this particular house had been altered so much that it had a nonsensical layout and only very limited outside space to the rear. NBA was able to obtain planning permission to demolish the existing properties to the rear and restore the main house to a single luxurious family dwelling.

The interiors of this prestigious house has been curated by Interior Design practice DeSallesFlint. The practice worked from concept to completion on all interior elements of the house including the creation of the grand stair, joinery detailing and sourcing every element of FF&E for the project.

The courtyard garden is the work of Chelsea Flower show gold medallist Luciano Giubbilei.

Photography: Will Layzell

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