Emergent Design Studios has recently refurbished this unique 19th century Lion House located in an exclusive terrace in London’s Fulham neighbourhood. The main body of the building and its rear wing were carefully extended towards the rear and side in accordance with the historical constraints imposed by its heritage context. Extensive rooflights topping the extensions are utilised to expose newly open, contemporary interiors, capturing abundant natural light and opening carefully sculpted internal openings. An ample basement is connected to the upper levels both visually and physically through light wells, glass floors and staircases, thus opening spaces across levels and creating a flexible and welcoming family home environment.

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