A self-confessed detail obsessive, our client encouraged us to celebrate the simple details and workmanship of this refurbishment. Good quality materials were used in a sensible manner to create a restrained, yet elegant mews house.
As well as ensuring quality, we were tasked with finding more space. We did that in two ways: by extending the existing mansard level, and by creating a new basement level, being the first property on the mews to achieve consent from RBKC planning department for the basement.
As London mews houses typically only have windows on the front facade, ensuring the spaces have enough light is always an important challenge. Even more so when providing a new basement level. Our design located the staircase at the rear of the property, creating a vertical shaft to bring light from the rooftop down to basement level. The open tread staircase is pulled away from the walls and topped by a huge glass skylight.
Steel and glass doors from the staircase allow the rooms to be closed off while maintaining transparency. The kitchen and banquette seat with deep red leather upholstery was designed bespoke by De Rosee Sa.
The bespoke desk joinery in the living room is a stained oak finish with lights by Copper and Silk. The master bedroom closets have doors clad in fabric and framed with a powder-coated metal reveal.
Encaustic tiles are used in the ensuite bathroom, with a steel-frame and glass shower screen.