Terraced House RefitScandinavian Staircase, London
TG-Studio tackled the brief to create a light and bright space and make the most of the unusual layout by designing a new central staircase, which links the six half-levels of the building.
A minimalist design with glass balustrades and pale wood treads connects the upper three floors consisting of three bedrooms and two bathrooms with the lower floors dedicated to living, cooking and dining. The staircase was designed as a focal point, one you see from every room in the house. It’s clean, angular lines add a sculptural element, set off by the minimalist interior of the house. The use of glass allows natural light to flood the whole house, a feature that was central to the brief of the Norwegian owner.
Photography: Philip Vile
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Play with floor levelsIn this project, the staircases are the link that allows the whole concept to work. Short, simple, straight flights run back and forth between split levels at the front and rear of this house, creating a wonderful balance of open-plan space with different areas defined by the level they’re on.You may think this is all very well and can only be achieved where the levels allow, but it’s surprising how many houses are to some extent split-level. Frequently, we come across houses where the rooms at the back are a few steps lower than those at the front and such features can – if desired – be exploited to fantastic architectural effect.
A Scandi surprise hiding behind a nondescript 1970s exteriorA modest and unassuming 1970s facade gives way to this breathtaking all-white interior that channels the best aspects of Scandi style.Houzz users were surprised and delighted by the beautiful, crisp interior of the home, and applauded the vision of both the designer and the homeowner. Tour more of this surprising home
Scandi style in a 1970s terraced houseIt’s no wonder the surprising interior of this terraced home kept you clicking this year. The homeowner rescued the place from its nondescript 1970s style and brightened it up with a white and wood scheme. The open-plan, Scandinavian style was a look many Houzzers loved.Explore more of this Scandi home
The TV room is a popular spot when the owner’s grandchildren come to visit. Their bedrooms are also on this level. ‘The higher up you go, the more private the space gets,’ says Thomas.