A long overdue refurbishment complete with new basement floor is added to a Villa in the Mercers Conservation Area.

Villa Refurbishment | Architects of Islington | Mercers Conservation Area, North London

forresterarchitects have been commissioned by a commercial client to carry out a full internal and external conservation refurbishment of their elegant Victorian villa in Tufnell Park, North London, located in the Mercers Conservation Area. The client’s brief was to preserve and enhance the original period features of the house, which required a meticulous and sensitive approach to the project.

The architects worked diligently to reinstate lost decorative features and to decorate the villa with paints from a Victorian palette that would complement the character of the house. The conservation refurbishment involved extensive work to restore the exterior and interior of the property to its former glory, with a particular focus on preserving the original period details. The architects also worked closely with the client to ensure that any new features and finishes were sympathetic to the villa’s heritage and did not detract from its historical charm. This involved carefully selecting materials and finishes that would blend seamlessly with the existing architecture and period details. 

The end result is a beautifully preserved and enhanced Victorian villa that is a testament to the architects’ skill and expertise in conservation refurbishment. The project showcases an attention to detail and commitment to preserving the character and heritage of historic buildings, which is vital in maintaining the cultural and architectural richness of our urban environment.