A Grade II Listed North London townhouse has received a full house refurbishment and interesting addition to the dining room by forresterarchitects. The traditional fire and hearth has been replaced with an open flame rotisserie to the dining room of a townhouse refurbishment in South East London.
An extensive refurbishment to the West Square Conservation Area townhouse has retained its original charm and character. Located to the lower ground floor, the kitchen and dining space needs to make the most of the limited daylight to the front and rear.
For many townhouses the existing kitchen is too small or inappropriately configured for modern living. Enhancing the new kitchen and dining space is the result of a considered material choice, making the most of reflected light and the addition of interesting features to contribute to an informal, and entertaining heart of the house.
A simple monochromatic palette has been adopted throughout to avoid detracting from the client’s extensive art collection. An antique parquet floor provides wonderful warmth to the entire lower ground floor kitchen and dining space. Industrial styled pendants offer a distinctive lights to the counter top and dining table.
A hand painted timber kitchen links both spaces with a hand finished bespoke concrete work surface providing a robust work surface and a physical connection to the open flame rotisserie which provide a focal point to the dining space.
There is never enough storage space in a Victorian townhouse space. The formal hierarchy of the house has been improved to provide a dedicated cloakroom and study to the entrance reception. The bespoke joinery conceals the space for coats and shoes from the view of the entrance reception. Reclaimed Victorian tiles provide a robust yet colourful addition to the floor.
The bedrooms to the upper floors remain largely intact but have been enhanced with the addition of a new guest shower room off the existing stairwell.
To the top floor, the principle bedroom and ensuite are reconfigured to provide an open plan layout. An oversized timber slatted Oak sliding door provides a modest level of privacy between the two space allowing natural daylight entering the house from both sides.