|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Area||209 m2 (2250 sq.ft.)|
|Photographs||Jake Curtis / Elliot Sheppard|
Respecting the Victorian charm and features of the original house, Daytrip Studio remodelled, restored and redesigned the five storey townhouse with a refined, light and calm sensibility.
Contemporary inventions to the architecture are carefully executed with discretion and simplicity; where possible, daylight is promoted through light-wells and openings to the existing shell. An artful continuity of materials and finishes aid the transition of old and new with pale, painterly lime-washed walls and off-white powder coated metalwork throughout.
The basement was excavated to provide a vast and light-filled lower ground kitchen and living room. The cabinetry and island base have been crafted from Douglas fir wood and topped with honed Evora marble. Polished concrete floor runs continuously through to the garden space, designed by Lauren Finch of Tyler Goldfinch.
The main house is generously proportioned and appropriated as a traditional victorian house with careful consideration to materials and tonality. Walls are reserved to pale off-whites with restored cornicing and existing floor boards. Openings to adjacent rooms are widened and elevated with pale Crittal doors. Modern Bathrooms are adorned in classic Calacatta marble or deep blue crackle glazed Lavastone for the traditional family bathroom. The Attic space is awash with natural daylight with three roof lights creating a dynamic top floor.