An Early Georgian House

This house is more of a cottage – with tiny rooms and a wonderful, diminutive scale – in a fabulous terrace of Grade II listed early Georgian houses on the edge of Highgate, then just a small country village now consumed into London.

Our clients are a young family who had lived in the house for a number of years and loved it – but needed to make it better fit for their lifestyle. A dark galley kitchen was ripped out and we tore off awful rear extensions before remodelling to create a new lower-ground floor kitchen and, at the ground floor, an octagonal bay bookroom/study in place of a miserable and barely-used WC.

The practice detailed an entire joinery package drawing inspiration from the original rooms to create a seamless integration between old and new.  While the interior architecture is restrained, the decoration took a bolder and more colourful approach to create a happy and cheerful family home.


Highgate, London

2012 - 2017

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An Early Georgian House