Conversion of a large Victorian terraced house into three substantial apartments.
Unlike most conversions the ground and first floors have been divided vertically through the length of the building, to provide two individual duplex dwelling units with separate entrances and private rear gardens, and in this way retaining the essence and uniqueness of the Victorian terraced house.
The upper unit is akin to a rambling loft apartment washed with daylight and enjoying wonderful views across the city.
The open plan living spaces, extending from front to back into the patio areas of the rear gardens, presented a challenge for the lighting design, as the rooms under the glazed conservatory structures at the back are flooded with natural light, while the rooms at the front are lacking it.
Match therefore carefully planned the lighting scheme to effortlessly compensate such contrast thanks to contemporary lighting details discretely integrated in walls, ceiling and furniture.
The end result is well-balanced lighting layered throughout the spaces, discreet and elegant, yet functional and essential.
Architect: Mcadam Architects
Location: London – UK
Photographer: Phillip Meech