De Rosee Sa has converted a mews house to accommodate an artist’s young family. The property, situated on Queensberry Mews West, is located in the same mews that British artist, Francis Bacon, rented a studio in 1929.
The client is an artist and wanted to adapt their home to accommodate both his working space and his young family. De Rosee Sa were engaged to transform a constricted mews house into a bright family house.
The challenge was to create order from a fairly chaotic situation: the existing building was boxed in on three sides by taller buildings, leaving only one façade of windows at the front of the house to light the interior spaces. Using 3-D modelling to explore ideas, we inserted a new curved staircase under rooflights at the rear of the property to bring light down into the new basement level.
What plaster walls and solid oak parquet flooring is used throughout to maintain an artist’s studio aesthetic, with glazed light-wells set into the ground floor to bring light down into the playroom and studio located at basement level.