A Grade II listed ground-floor apartment in an early Victorian villa in north London, compirsing a living/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, home office, two bedrooms – one with an en-suite shower room – a family bathroom and a playroom.
The owner’s were particularly keen on getting the floor right. As soon as the architect showed them engineered walnut, they decided to run it throughout the apartment.
American black walnut flooring from Arden Hodges
B&B Italia at Coexistence
The library-cum-office, which peeks out from behind one of the original arched doorways, adds a bookish touch, along with a pop of colour. Built-in cabinetry and shelves make the most of the space in this compact home office - great for when floor space is at a premium.
A wall on either side of white gloss units with a built-in appliances creates a streamlined look in this modern kitchen. There is even a hidden drinks cabinet and an ingenious cutaway worktop to lend lightness and delicacy. A breakfast area at one end is a great way to use up extra space in a galley kitchen.
The cupboards here don't quite reach the ceiling. A design suggested by the architects means the ornate corniches remain intact. A wall-mounted light provides essential task lighting for nightime reading.
Headboard and side table
Designed by Gregory Phillips Architects and made by DHJ Furniture
The Artemide Tolomeo wall-mounted light from The Light Corporation