Room In The Roof
Mapesbury Conservation Area, NW2
Full refurb, Rear & Loft Extensions
Interior Joinery, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke lighting
Nestled in the Mapesbury Conservation area in Brent, this flat in a converted Victorian House underwent a full refurbishment and loft conversion which doubled its useable area and improved the environmental performance of the new home.
The existing flat was a modest two-bedroom flat conversion in the front half of the house. Our challenge was to find the best use for the large loft to create a generous 3-bedroom home.
“We love the drama of our living space. The expansiveness connects us with the outside, be it the patter of rain on the rooflights or the misty winter mornings obscuring the train tracks.”
― Jon & Sinead
The design resolves the loft conversion in an innovative manner by bringing the living spaces into the loft in a magnificent split-level space. This approach uses the grandeur of the existing roof to great effect to create a well-lit sustainable home suitable for modern living.
For our client, everything had to have its place and it all needed to be hidden behind the exquisite birch ply joinery. To that end, we produced a highly designed furniture solution.
To achieve this outcome on site within the hipped roof we worked very closely with the joiner to interrogate the existing conditions space developing all the fabrication information for the project. This way we were able to deliver on the vision in what appeared an effortless manner.
The blackened Steel finish was developed with the blacksmith to create a lively textured accent to the home.
Hinged off the the big space are intimate little spaces.
We opted for a broken plan layout with spaces hinging off each other. The study is intimate yet connected with the living room.
“The design is simple, yet playful and we keep finding new dimensions to our home “
― Jon & Sinead
Maximising use of the spaces available.
The bespoke table
“We love the drama of our living space. The expansiveness connects us with the outside, be it the patter of rain on the rooflights or the misty winter mornings obscuring the train tracks.
The children are still exploring the house love their play nook.
The design is simple, yet playful and we keep finding new dimensions to our home”
Jon & Sinead
Structural Engineer: Ian Harban Consulting Engineers
Photography: Rachael Smith Photography
Glazing Contractor: Ecovia Glazing
Rooflight Contractor: DM Window Solutions
Interior Doors: Comtur by Ecovia
Tiling: Reed Harris
Specialist Lighting: Variant Office
Don’t Move Improve 2021 Selection
If you have a project in mind we’d be very happy to help you bring it to life.