The goal of the renovation was to adapt the already existing detached family home in North London, and to transform it into a delightful and personal home, made to be lived in.
Some of the rooms were kept more classic in style, like the living room, that features square edged wall paneling, which helps to create a refined aesthetic and peaceful ambiance, and also accentuates the Brown Oak doorways that have built-in bookcases, and lead through to the children’s playroom.
The kitchen and dining room lead through to a two-story library, that creates an impressive gallery space to display the client’s extensive book collection. Brown Oak was used throughout for the bookshelves and was chosen to complement the timber floor, and for its luxurious warmth and caramel tones.
The master suite borrowed space from the attic above to give both the master bedroom and bathroom dramatic double-height ceilings.
The paneling continues in the bedroom, creating a feature wall with paneling for the fireplace and integrated TV, complimented by a wrap-around bench seat to create a serene and soothing space to relax.
Pocket sliding doors allow the large doorways to seamlessly connect the bedroom and dressing room with the master bathroom, where large bookcases on both sides of the vanity offer space to place toiletries, towels, trinkets, and more of the client’s extensive book collection.
A bespoke, heated, towel rail adds distinctive personality and complements the bathtub.
The home also has a mudroom (boot room), that features four designated areas, one per person, and plenty of open shelving and basket storage.
Photography by Adam Scott | Architects, lighting and interior design: Charlton Brown Architects | Joinery: Shape London | AV: Ideaworks | Structural Engineer: Krige Consulting | M&E Engineer: CooperHomewood | Colours, fabrics and loose furniture: Client and Tricia Tucker Soft Furnishings Design