It is one thing to turn to adaptive reuse of old structures and transform an abandoned warehouse or an aged church into a beautiful modern home. But this task becomes even more challenging when an old upholsterer’s workshop that is just 12m X 3.7m needs to be altered into an inviting contemporary residence. It is
A new basement level was added and the existing roof was extended creating two additional levels in the limited space available. The light-filled basement that extends into the private rear yard contains the new, open plan living along with the kitchen and dining room. A
Features such as the space-saving shelves below the stairs and smart kitchen shelves add storage options even as a neutral color scheme anchored in white cuts back on visual fragmentation. Working within existing limitations, the architects managed to fashion a cheerful and ergonomic London home that still seems classic at its heart. [Photography:
The experience of the property is open and voluminous, achieved through the strategic interplay of floorplates that enable lines of sight through the house. Services and back-of-house functions are located out-of-sight under stairs or in zones with poor daylight levels so that the living and bedroom areas are unobstructed and light filled.
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