Linda & John’s loft
A loft conversion to create a small study/library/gallery in an Edwardian terraced house in the Muswell Hill Conservation Area for a writer and his wife.
The scheme is inspired by the timber-lined rooms of Arts & Crafts houses, with the floors, stairs, balustrades, walls, soffits, and built-in furniture all constructed with plywood. The scheme takes advantage of the existing split levels in the loft, with the addition of an east facing dormer window with a view above the surrounding roofs over north-east London, a desk on the lower level, and seating and shelves on the upper. The balustrade between the two levels is stencil cut with the twenty-six letters of the alphabet to allow light and views between the two levels and reflect the client’s preoccupation with this “magical number”.