House for A Cellist
Our client wanted to improve their existing traditional Victorian terrace house, they loved where they lived in Islington and did not want to move, but they needed more living space on the ground floor of their home. We proposed adding a rear extension, refurbishment and reconfiguration of the traditional plan. The extension gave the additional internal space as they desired which we were able to maximise through the reconfiguration and refurbishment, making better use of the space available and upgrading the home.
As the house sits within a Conservation Area, our designs had to be sympathetic to the conditions of the site and local context, however we were keen to bring an element of individuality, reflecting the client's personality with distinctive material choices. Our designs have delivered a bright home, with distinctive design moments scattered through the house, such as the circular skylight, a pivoting pint in the layout, drawing natural light deep within the interior and creating an ideal place for our musician to practice.
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"For me, the project was about creating a space that was a counterpoint between the energy of central London and the tranquillity of a home with a garden and traditional design elements. I wanted a space that harmonised these two different environments since I seek harmony in my own life balancing my roles as a scientist and a musician." - Chris, 2021
Unagru Architecture Urbanism
Emma Griffin Garden Design
The Designer Awards 2022
Residential Interior of The Year
Build It Award 2022
Best Architect or Designer for a Renovation or Conversion Project
Open House Festival 2022
Open House Festival 2021