Renovation and extension to two adjoined Grade II listed Victorian houses in Chelsea. Our proposal reconfigures the internal spaces to suit their new use whilst being sensitive to the historical fabric of the building. The main feature of this development is the lower ground floor which is remodelled into a large open plan space extending it to the rear to flood the room with natural light. We have made this space informal and opened it up to the garden creating a space for entertaining and for the family to play. The formal drawing room, reception and library are reinstated on the ground floor. Our proposal maps the new family’s lifestyle into the historic fabric.