Victorian Terraced Townhouse, London


Victorian Terraced Townhouse

Historic Highgate is filled with beautiful period family homes, and this one was no exception. Perched at the top of Highgate Hill, commanding enviable views across London, this 1860s house forms part of a terrace. The townhouse sits within the Highgate Conservation area, so any architectural amendments had to be approached in a sensitive manner.

Although the brief was to keep the period feel of the building, it also required that a contemporary individual aesthetic should be overlaid in order to create easy open plan living spaces that worked for a modern lifestyle.

The house was tall and narrow, but had the advantage of being a quite long front to back. A major design problem which had to be addressed in the overall scheme was how to make the property feel visually more expansive laterally.

To answer the brief, the existing layouts required a total redesign, with careful consideration required to how the dynamics and flow of the spaces would feel. The direction adopted throughout was eclectic, with elements of mid-century, contemporary, industrial, and traditional styling all coming together.

Photo credit: Richard Gooding Photography

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