We were briefed to refurbish the first floor and central stairwell to this beautiful property in Highgate, North London for a young family. The floor plan was reconfigured to incorporate a slim ensuite to the master bedroom and a ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom accessible directly of both the landing and the front bedroom. The modifications required minor structural alterations to push a load bearing wall across to make way for the ensuite and the removal of a chimney breast to increase the wardrobe space to the rear bedroom.
Our client was keen for each bathroom to have its own distinct style with the main more traditional with freestanding furniture and the master ensuite being sleek and contemporary whilst making more efficient use of the slender reclaimed space. A reclaimed oak parquet floor runs throughout the main first floor rooms giving continuity, a feeling of warmth and rich character. Each bathroom is separated from the adjacent bedroom by full-height concealed sliding pocket doors, that when left open allow each room to feel more spacious and grand.
The master ensuite features full-width natural lavastone floor slabs, glass handmade tiles to the shower and a bespoke built-in Corian vanity and backsplash running the full depth of the room and large heated mirror above running to ceiling. The guest bathroom features marble parquet floor tiles and matching rectangular marble wall tiles as well as a freestanding bath with traditional concealed wall-mounted shower controls, a reclaimed French vanity basin and traditional wc.
Bespoke floor-to-ceiling wardrobes in a grey matt-lacquered finish run the full width of the master bedroom featuring sliding doors to reduce lose of space when in use and the integration of audio visual equipment. The front bedroom features a grey stained ash headboard running over the existing chimney breast incorporating a series of niches and combination of concealed and open shelving making full use of the existing wall recesses.
We are currently at the outline design stage for further extensive works to the property including a large basement and rear full width extension.
Completed. January 2015
Photography. Whitaker Studio