This house renovation, basement extension and interior design project is located between Wandsworth and Clapham Common, in London.
The design brief was to re-concept the interior throughout the house, introducing a light and open feel to each floor. The spaces needed to connect and function for a growing family, but also cater for dining and entertaining
“The most important material with which we design, is light”. Sebastian Mann
The use of natural light and how it interacts with exterior and interior spaces to create a sensory experience is key to the studio’s residential design. Here, the main staircase connects the ground floor and basement extension, strategically positioned under a skylight to capture and draw daylight into the lower level. As the light penetrates and hits the staircase, it dapples across the interior, creating shadows below.
The main event of the house is the design of the kitchen. Fundamental to the brief was to create a functional, yet generous space for regular entertaining for dinner parties and family meals.
The polished concrete floor spans the entire space and forms a large kitchen island. There are light, unobtrusive kitchen units behind the island and large industrial lighting hangs above.
Each floor of the house was completely re-configured to create a new, open layout.
Bespoke furniture designed and made by MannMade London appears throughout the house. The tailored solutions, materials and finishes harmoniously blend with the interior design.
Colourful fabrics and artwork were selected to create a sense of warmth in this family home.
Architectural details can be seen from various vantage points throughout the house, exposing the design features within.
Combined with our signature refined industrial aesthetic, the project respected existing period features such as the original fireplace. A new herringbone parquet floor and contemporary finishes creates a subtle blend of old and new.
In addition to the main function of the brief, the homeowner wanted a space for relaxation and contemplation. In the basement extension, we designed a mini spa that houses a bespoke sauna and wet room using heat treated orange Aspin and earth ground limestone.
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