Structural Engineers: Douglas Kenney
Av And Lighting Engineer: Grahams Hi-Fi Ltd
Main Contractor: Kaymac Construction Ltd
From the architect. The layout of the house is uniquely tailored to the client’s specific lifestyle and livelihood, with a number of unusual spaces including a high-spec cinema, a double height library and a renovated warehouse studio complimenting the more traditional domestic spaces.
The house’s picturesque urban setting adds to its singular character, sited on the edge of Kilburn Grange Park. A series of double-height sliding glazed screens take full advantage of these panoramic landscapes, with frameless corners eroding the division between house and park.
The ancillary spaces are, by contrast, quite tactile and personal. Intimate bathrooms are located within freestanding joinery pods while the narrowness and subdued lighting of the main staircase helps to create a dramatic sense of arrival as you step into any of the main spaces. While the oak and stone add a sense of warmth to the white interiors, the restrained material palette of the main spaces acts as a canvas for the ever-visible green landscape outside.