Kensington II

This family home in Kensington has three terraces, each with a different aspect and on different levels.

In the lower ground limestone paved courtyard, the emphasis was on increasing the feeling of space and light. A long mirror was mounted on the far wall, above built in hardwood seating, with scented evergreen jasmines planted at each end, and mature olive trees were placed in pots either side of the door to the dining room.

One floor up, four silver birch were planted in each corner and lit from the base. The trees are high enough to link with the third terrace, joining the two and increasing the overall feeling of width.

Around the edges of the property a hornbeam hedge was planted for privacy.

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