Architecture for London reveals original historic features in revamped London studio
The clients approached Architecture for London to redesign their studio which is a part of a Grade II listed crescent in Islington, London.
“This refurbishment improves a studio flat to create an open plan kitchen & living room with a new separate bedroom to the rear of the plan. Low quality twentieth-century doors, shutters and architraves were replaced with period panelled joinery throughout. This was complemented with new carrara marble fireplaces and a kitchen in matching marble. A minimal approach is taken to detailing and colour in the kitchen to create clean and contemporary surfaces that do not detract from the original ornate features of the room. Cornices were carefully repaired, with layers of paint removed to reveal the plaster detail. Heavily varnished and damaged original floorboards were sanded and soap stained to restore their original character. A compact slate tiled bathroom features underfloor heating with fog free mirrors,” says Architecture for London