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The design team completely remodelled this North London family home around our client’s way of living.
We re-positioned the front entrance, and the facade was re-configured to allow for larger windows, to provide better connection and light to the main spaces of the house. The lower-ground floor was rebuilt in its entirety, including the demolition of two existing extensions, restoring its connection with the historic fabric of the building. This also allowed for re-arrangement of the bedrooms and their bathrooms. Elsewhere there were new stairs, glazing, flooring, kitchen, joinery and bathrooms, as well as a new electrical and lighting scheme. The terrace off the living room was also rebuilt, benefiting from a spiral staircase down to the garden.
The interior palette was kept neutral so as not to compete with the strong architectural features such as the Crittall glazing. Natural finishes pair beautifully with iconic mid-century furniture that can be seen throughout the house. There were however opportunities to get creative, and the children’s bathroom is a great example of this where colourful hexagonal tiles are paired with traffic light yellow sanitaryware.
Bespoke steel framed internal screens transform the interior of this home. Here they are used to create a seamless transition of light between spaces and at the same time provide architectural interest. Beautifully crafted and functional, these screens have a timeless style. Crittall is also used for the vast opening to the garden and the metal finish is continued by the balustrade and hand rail. All are beautifully complemented by the natural oak floor throughout.