deDraft have recently completed the full internal refurbishment of this large three-storey family home in Crouch End, North London. When purchased the existing property had little character, a distinct lack of colour and appeal. Overall the internal layout has remained largely untouched with no structural works required. To the split-level ground floor, a white stain was applied to the existing narrow Oak floorboards throughout to neutralise the yellow tone to freshen-up and unify the spaces.
A new matt black shaker-style kitchen was installed against the backdrop of a brightly coloured chequered rubber floor adding a touch of playfulness and warmth to this portion of the ground floor. Rear doors open fully on the patio level and a rooflight allows light into the centre of the dining space. The ground floor rooms also feature freestanding furniture, sprayed bespoke joinery and a combination of light and dark chalky wall finishes throughout.
To the first floor, the master suite was reconfigured with a better direct link from the master bedroom to the ensuite being a key requirement of the client. In order to create this more luxurious and appealing master suite, a narrower off-centre opening was formed allowing for the introduction of a long run of bespoke sliding wardrobes which can be accessed from ensuite or bedroom. Featuring a monochrome aesthetic the master suite features a grey stain applied to part-existing and part -new narrow Oak floor, matt black steel framed shower screen featuring textured glass, matt black hexagon floor tiles and a black framed bath and basin.
The Oak has been infilled where required and stained grey which complements the mid-grey painted walls and ceiling. All plant (boiler and hot water cylinder) and electrics have been relocated in the basement creating a more efficient system and freeing up internal storage space.
Completed. May 2016
Photography. Whitaker Studio