Uniquely tailored to the client’s specific lifestyle and livelihood, this house was designed to include a high-spec cinema room, a double height library and a renovated photography studio; all complimenting the more traditional domestic spaces.
Sited on the edge of Kilburn Grange Park, a series of tall sliding glazed screens take full advantage of the panoramic view, with frameless corners eroding the division between house and park.
The ancillary spaces are, by contrast, tactile and personal and located within freestanding cherrywood joinery elements within the main spaces.
The project was shortlisted for the 2013 NLA Don’t Move, Improve! Awards.
The very unusual geometry of the narrow L-shaped site presented challenges that we at InsideOut considered unique opportunities. The joinery insertions created an open plan feel whilst enabling flexible sub-division of the space when required. A carefully selected and restrained palette of materials feature within the key spaces in the house; cherrywood, Louis Blue granite and leather… all protagonists against the background of the polished concrete floor and the park views beyond.
Bianca Valido Leach