The house is a ca. 1850s 5 storeys large Victorian end of terrace in Kentish Town, converted into two dwellings.
With the entrance on the raised ground floor, the property is arranged on first, second and attic floors, while basement and raised ground floors belong to different owners.
Structural investigations highlighted the need of repairing the damages caused by a series of concurring factors, such as the proximity of mature trees to the building, poor craftsmanship and shallow building foundations on clay strata. With the house requiring extensive stabilizing works, the clients saw this as an opportunity to renovate and upgrade the interiors and the overall feel of the house.
The living quarters on the first floor are renovated and the open plan arrangement is improved and emphasized with the repositioning of the Kitchen and the reinstatement of the chimney breast in the Living Area.
The majority of the works are concentrated on the attic floor: new dormers are inserted at the front of the house, there is a new En-suite, a new access to the roof terrace and a generous balcony with a large glazed wall to take advantage of the breathtaking uninterrupted view of Hampstead Heath in the distance.
Kentish Town, London
The renovation adopts the use of light in its varied forms to modulate the space and create a modern dwelling inspired by Mackintosh’s Hill House.
The design approach of this maisonette in London’s Notting Hill adopts a phenomenological strategy devised to stimulate the bodies of the users when negotiating different spaces, whether ascending or descending.
Notting Hill, London