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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.

The design resolves the loft conversion in an innovative manner by bringing the living spaces to 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 deliver on the vision in what appears 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.

The grandeur of the loft juxtaposes the elegantly pragmatic sleeping spaces below.

We opted for a broken plan layout with spaces hinging off each other. The study is intimate yet connected with the living room

Key moments choreographed. 

The bespoke table.






Maximising use of the spaces available. 

“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

Project Team


Structural Engineer: Ian Harban Consulting Engineers


Photography: Rachael Smith

Main Contractor


Ecovia Build

Sub Contractor


Glazing Contractor: Ecovia Glazing


Rooflight Contractor: DM Window Solutions



Interior Doors: Comtur by Ecovia


Tiling: Reed Harris


Specialist Lighting: Variant Office

Dont Move Improve 2021 Selection


Brick Screen

Fin House Surrey

Block Colour Brixton

Mono cHrOME

Room in the roof

Corner Glazed

If you have a project in mind we’d be very happy to help you bring it to life.

E: info@variantoffice.com

T: 0203 985 1381

241-251 Ferndale Rd

London SW9 8BJ

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