Kew House

Insights from
the Architect

The brief for the Kew House was a classical French provincial. The clients wanted a home of expansive proportions that would look already established when completed, and a high degree of detail and workmanship.

Ensuring the correct symmetry, bulk, scale and detail of the façade was of the highest importance. The plinth, sills, dentils, and mouldings, were strategically combined with the solid timber front door and aged render to achieve an authentic result.

Beautiful French provincial detailing continues throughout, with coffered ceilings, detailed skirting and cornices. A wide, curved feature stairwell with marble treads, curved plaster and wrought iron balustrade was intended to add to the feeling of grandeur.