A large period house required significant untangling from its congested internal layout in order to rationalise and re-configure its interior spaces and connect it to it’s generous outdoor spaces.
The original living and service areas of the house were dark, cramped and restrictive to family shared spaces. The solution was to reconfigure the layout of each floor and expand the house to create a spacious living area to the rear of the ground floor with a large glazed structure that frames the newly landscaped garden and terrace.
The re-configured floors have given the family generous sized rooms with an interesting play of level changes and volumes. These are connected by a new helical staircase with a ribbon-like handrail that curves as it ascends in parallel with the central double-height void.
Our Oak Mocca is used throughout the ground floor for the Herringbone parquet flooring, stair treads and risers and for the straight planked engineered flooring on the upper floors.
Commissioned by Robert Hirschfield Architects
Photography by Matt Clayton
Oak Mocca, engineered flooring, Herringbone parquet, stair treads and risers