A bit of a departure from the normal design and material palette of our office. In the normal course of events we may well have declined this comission as the client (as it turned out) ploughed a much more traditional furrow. The fact that we had strictly always adhered to a contempory language got lost very early on in the process but what fun we had reinterpreting this late victorian, four storey, London townhouse. The property was extended outboard at lower ground floor level to create a large kitchen diner space opening out into a small hard lanscaped patio area to the rear via a 'Crittall type' glazed screen. We remodelled the upper ground floor level removing a conservatory addition built circa 1975 and reinstating the original profiles and detailing to the property at this level and all other levels to the rear,flank and front facades.
The Critall screens are repeated internally at lower ground floor level between the formal dining room and the kitchen. Yorkstone is used both internally and externally throughout the entire level apart from the formal dining area where we have used oak. All walls at this level have been clad in tongue & groove boarding to match the kitchen unitry. All flooring throughout the remainder of the house has been either carefully restored from the original boards or in a large part relaid using reclaimed boards to match the existing. All rooms above the lower ground floor level have been carefully restored with new cornicing to match the original, new windows, shutters, architraves, skirtings and picture rails. The client has a large collection of Chinese cabinets which have been intergrated into the new design along with a number of bespoke cabinets/wardrobes made for the the upper level bedrooms and sewing room.
Completion Date March 2016. Contract Period 40 weeks.