The ground floor of the property originally sat two meters above the garden with a large undercroft space beneath. To incorporate this space back into the main configuration, we lowered the floor to the level of the original undercroft and opened this up to form a double-height room that serves as the main kitchen and dining area. This provided better access to the generously sized garden which is emphasised by the addition of a large frameless glass box where the owners can be within the elements and enjoy the garden from within the living space. Materials have been thoughtfully considered, with Valchromat a recurring feature, along with polished concrete.
A defining feature of the property is a striking curved concrete staircase, enhanced by a new light well that brings an elegant brightness to the tactile work of art. To emphasise the use of dramatic height and scale within the property, we incorporated a Juliet balcony into the first floor, providing a bold view that stretches up to the full height of the three-floored home.
On the top floor, the ceiling has been opened up further to celebrate another dramatic sense of scale. Containing the main suite, the original brickwork has been retained to draw on the history of the building while also adding a textural quality to the minimalist interior design.
Outside, the generously sized garden is immaculately finished and becomes another functional part of the property with the addition of a pottery studio for the owner to work from.