Ronnie Wood's Former Painting Studio Becomes Luxury City ApartmentContemporary Living Room, London

Whitecross Street is our renovation and rooftop extension of a former Victorian industrial building in East London, previously used by Rolling Stones Guitarist Ronnie Wood as his painting Studio.

Our renovation transformed it into a luxury, three bedroom / two and a half bathroom city apartment with an art gallery on the ground floor and an expansive roof terrace above.

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vin1 wrote:31 August 2017
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    Robert Rhodes Architecture + Interiors
    3 years ago

    This stair is 2150mm wide in both directions. It's quite wide. 1800 is more than adequate. Anything wider is generous. I hope that helps!

  • vin1
    3 years ago

    perfect - thank you for taking the time to provide the measurements.

Eli Hadar wrote:11 June 2017
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    Robert Rhodes Architecture + Interiors
    3 years ago


What Houzz contributors are saying:

Tugman Studio added this to How the Right Stairs Could be the Key to a Successful Loft Conversion13 September 2016

…but also look into positioning your new staircase independentlyFor instance, it can often be that a staircase away from the stairs below will work best. (See also ‘Peruse the possibility of a private stair’, below, for another alternative.)There are no hard and fast rules, as every situation is different, but in short the issue at hand is all about where it’s best to depart the lower floor, where it’s best to arrive at the upper floor, and how those two points can most effectively be connected by a staircase.

Tugman Studio added this to Architecture: How to Design a Loft That’s More Than a ‘Box on a Roof’2 November 2015

Twist and turnThe new staircase, of course, doesn’t necessarily have to go above the existing one. Stairs can be arranged in all sorts of different ways to make best use of space, as this example with three winding turns shows nicely. The key is to think carefully where the best place to depart the first floor will be and where the best place to arrive on the loft level will be, and then consider how these two positions could be connected by a stairway. It can be a bit like figuring out a Rubik’s cube puzzle sometimes, but that’s often how the design process works – lots of sheets of tracing paper, and working over and over the different options until the best solution is found.

Tugman Studio added this to Architecture: How a Reconfigured Staircase Can Unlock Your Interior7 September 2015

Square the circleHere, the concept of a spiral staircase has been adapted to be wide enough for general use and also to fit into a square space. The tapered steps all radiate from the centre, but splay out to meet the squared enclosure. While this kind of staircase can work wonderfully well, it’s not necessarily a space-saving solution. Clearly it requires much less length than a straight flight, but what it saves in length, it takes back in width. Think carefully about the ideal origin and arrival points of the staircase on both floors for the circulation of each and find the format of staircase that fits best.

Brian O'Tuama Architects added this to Ask an Architect: How Can I Make the Most of a Loft Conversion?24 February 2015

Showcase the stairsIf you’re converting your loft, you’ll need a new staircase, so make it an object of beauty you’ll appreciate every time you use it. This winding version, although tucked into a corner, subtly draws attention to itself through its clean and crisp detailing.

What Houzz users are commenting on:

focacize added this to Staircase19 August 2020

Wide square spiral. Fit furniture etc up and down. Not scary

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