House for an Art Collector

House for an Art Collector

House for an Art Collector

Ash Sakula Architects
Copyright: Nick Kane


The beautiful, seamless restoration and conversion of a Grade 2* listed early eighteenth century terrace house combines minute attention to detail with imagination and charm. The rigour required by English Heritage and Camden’s conservation officers may have been challenging, but it has not hindered the architects from achieving a fresh take on restoration.

Artworks throughout the house are seen against white walls, counterpointed by dark brown wooden joinery, both restored and newly designed. This combination of modern and original is handled with panache, so that the house itself has rather the feel of installation, characterful but not dominating.

The most notable intervention is at the back of the house, where a truly delightful garden/outdoor room has been invented, by creating a new garden level over existing brick vaults.

 

 
 
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