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

Photo of a medium sized contemporary l-shaped kitchen in London with concrete flooring. —  Houzz
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Tor Holstein wrote:27 Sep 2016
Paul wrote:26 Nov 2016
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    Paper House Project

    Hi Paul. Thanks for getting in touch, great to hear that you like the project. The windows and doors are from West Leigh. We specified W20 profiles in a Gunshot Grey finish. Hope that helps, please let me know if you have any more questions or if we can assist with a project. Thanks. James

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Sarah Warwick added this to 10 Ways to Introduce Stylish Wall Lights into Your Kitchen1 Mar 2018

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.

Jo Simmons added this to Kitchen Tour: Polished Concrete and Reclaimed Finds in a London Kitchen13 Jul 2016

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.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Simon Fallon added this to Kitchen / Laundry Room9 Sep 2019

SF - Like the metal window a and sky light and I also like the metal windows

Patrick Manon added this to Dining room7 Sep 2019

Lights on the side wall over dining table.

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