Cottage Mezzanine | Cholmeley | Architects for Highgate

Building Conversion / Interior Design / Listed and Conservation / Refurbishment

Blue Steel Cottage Mezzanine added to a cottage in Highgate, North West London

An under-utilised small cottage in our client’s garden had great potential. We took on the task of enlivening the cottage interior to create simple yet bold stand-alone accommodation for the client’s in-laws. With the addition of a new mezzanine floor, we were able to double the floor area of the cottage, allowing us to create a flexible and multifunctional space.

The newly added mezzanine floor provides added space and versatility to the cottage. When not being used by guests, it can be used as a study area for the client’s daughters. In the evening, the mezzanine can serve as a party venue or a place for everyone to watch a movie. This added flexibility provides the client with the opportunity to use the cottage space in a variety of ways, ensuring that it is fully utilised at all times.

To further enhance the flexibility of the space, we incorporated clever joinery to conceal the beds when they are not in use. This not only maximizes the available space but also ensures that the cottage remains functional and clutter-free, creating a sense of calm and order that is essential in any home.

Overall, the new mezzanine is a stunning example of how clever design and careful planning can transform an under-utilised space into a flexible and multifunctional area. With its bold yet simple interior, clever joinery, and versatile mezzanine floor, the cottage is now an ideal space for guests, as well as a perfect study or entertainment area for the client’s family. The end result is a space that is not only functional but also beautiful, reflecting the client’s style and personality