1920s Attached House in Highgate, North London, N6


1920s Attached House in Highgate, North London, N6

restoration : extension : interior design : bespoke furniture

Private Estate Conservation Area

Built in the 1920s, the property had never been altered, but it's original character had deteriorated after years of neglect. Our brief was to extend, restructure and thoroughly refurbish this small family home to create a large, comfortable residence providing a full range of modern amenities.

The ground floor extension we designed to the side and rear, dramatically enlarged the living areas, and integrated harmoniously with the garden. To illuminate the interior with natural light, we installed glazed roofing and a bank of windows and folding glazed doors to the rear elevation, offering views over the garden. We rebalanced the living accommodation, creating a flexible, open plan space that can be divided by ceiling-height folding doors. To overcome a discrepancy in floor heights, we designed a stylised set of steps that unified the two levels and formed an architectural feature.

We reinstated the original classic character by restoring the period features and designing our architectural interventions to blend seamlessly with the existing fabric of the building. Our bespoke furniture provides the family with essential storage space and further enhances the period expression of the house. Despite a modest budget, the house is finished to a quality standard with solid oak flooring, windows and doors and French limestone counter tops.