Renovation of a Grade II Listed Victorian House
Primrose Hill, London NW1
Set in the southern part of Primrose Hill – on a private street in between the Village, Regent’s Park and Camden Town – this beautiful, Grade II listed, grand terraced house was calling out for something special. Having been the family home for more than 20 years, the time had come for a major re-think and re-arrangement, to suit the changing needs of the family.
The primary ambition was to connect the living spaces of the house to the garden.
The owners wanted to open up the interior space, to create a bright, spacious, modern, family-orientated kitchen / dining / living space at garden level that could be both family-centric and suitable for entertaining, connecting the house to the garden, allowing both to be useful throughout the day and throughout the year.
Working closely with Camden Council, we proposed a design that gave the feeling of a completely open space, while retaining listed fabric to maintain a readable historic plan form.
A voluminous, double-height space was created by replacing the small conservatory with colossal, two-storey pivot doors, connection both entrance and lower levels to the garden behind.
A similar small conservatory at first floor was replaced with a modern, cubic, structural glass box, combining the space with the stair landing, maintaining the listed window arch and pocketing shutters, forming an observation platform above the gardens below.
An elegant, timeless palette of white, black, grey and natural oak impart a unified character to the home, providing a quiet background for the owners’ furniture, artwork and musical instruments collected over decades.
UK Glass Ltd