About This Project
We acquired a five-bedroom townhouse with a 17th century barn and a later edition Georgian frontage. Being Grade Two 2 listed, we took great care in reconfiguring a house to suit more modern living.
Once gutted and stripped back, painted black beams were sandblasted and 1970’s decorative wrought-iron dividers and balustrades were removed – along with rotten flooring. We reconstructed Gable ends with aged oak and reclaimed brick. Street pavers and cobbles were sourced to construct flooring, along with 10” blue and red quarry tiles. Herringbone, ungrouted terracotta Italian rooftiles were laid as a large kitchen diner floor, and a freestanding reclaimed kitchen was constructed.
Meanwhile, two avocado adjoining bathrooms were knocked into one, constructing a bedroom whilst a master suite was stripped back to reveal an original fireplace with floor-to-ceiling stack. A balcony off the bedroom was flanked with clay-tiled roofs and lime mortar marshmallow plastering, so a walk-on roof light and glass balustrade were introduced, creating a bold union of antique and new.
Plastic windows were removed to reinstate Georgian timber windows. The master bathroom features a reclaimed double console basin on ceramic legs, and an earthenware pan topped with a Georgian ceramic cistern. Brass fittings complement a copper bateau bath, and an oversized teardrop copper shower head flanks a bespoke frameless glass enclosure. Reclaimed metal balustrades were sourced and fitted into two staircases, with Bakelite switches introduced throughout. The finished home is a magical step-back-in-time with some ultra-modern home comforts.
RECLAMATION LOFT CONVERSION
About This Project
We designed a loft conversion in a small Victorian worker’s cottage. The brief was ‘space saving with reclamation’! We sourced reclaimed pine from Lassco to cover the floors and used the excess to clad a freestanding wardrobe and construct skirting.
Chimney stacks were exposed and left. Reclaimed pine shutter doors were used to access further storage loft space, and old window shutters were used for the wardrobe door. Our client imagined a Pig/Soho House style bedroom. So, we found an old cast-iron bath with original freestanding taps, the taps were reserviced and the bath re-enamelled and painted, and the result is a light, airy and decadent bedroom befitting its age and size.