Refurbishment of Georgian terraced house in Bayswater
This project involved reuniting the basement and ground floors of a large Georgian terraced house in Bayswater, to create a lively urban family dwelling.
The ground floor had been refurbished several years ago, and our brief was to keep any intervention as minimal as possible on this level, whilst allowing as much daylight as possible to reach the lower floor. The basement was to be completely refurbished, and the floor was to be lowered.
The ground floor contains the main living rooms – kitchen, dining and formal living room – along with the master bedroom suite, an office and a guest bedroom with shower attached. It is organized around a long central corridor, at the end of which a new top lit stairwell has been created.
A steel staircase, set away from the stairwell walls to maximise its sculptural presence and flooded in natural or coloured light, leads down to a more intimate family room and a small patio.
On the lower floor a corridor – echoing the one above – has been turned into an extended play area for the two young children of the household. Colour changing lights, already used on the ground floor, modulate the different atmospheres of the space through the day and the evening, and lend the rooms a more playful quality by animating the illustrated wallpaper.