Holton StreetContemporary Kitchen, London
Set within the Carlton Square Conservation Area in East London, this two-storey end of terrace period property suffered from a lack of natural light, low ceiling heights and a disconnection to the garden at the rear.
The clients preference for an industrial aesthetic along with an assortment of antique fixtures and fittings acquired over many years were an integral factor whilst forming the brief. Steel windows and polished concrete feature heavily, allowing the enlarged living area to be visually connected to the garden with internal floor finishes continuing externally. Floor to ceiling glazing combined with large skylights help define areas for cooking, eating and reading whilst maintaining a flexible open plan space.
This simple yet detailed project located within a prominent Conservation Area required a considered design approach, with a reduced palette of materials carefully selected in response to the existing building and it’s context.
Photographer: Simon Maxwell
What Houzz contributors are saying:
With a skylight above the dining area, pendant lights centred over the table aren’t a goer, but the three wall lights can perform the same task of creating an intimate pool of light at mealtimes.
Old factory fittings, including work lamps, radiators and switches, picked up in a reclamation yard are dotted around the space. “The electrician wasn’t too chuffed when he saw we wanted to fit these!” laughs Davies. These pieces are not only beautiful, they also feed into the budget-conscious drive of this project. “The owners got a lot for a little,” he says.