Holland Park, London
Project Size: 1,350 square feet
Program: The clients asked Jonathan Tuckey Design to peel back layers of alterations to reveal the original materials used to construct this two-story house, which sits within a strip of historic mews structures dating from the 1860s and ’70s in west London. The clients wanted the house to have a sparse, utilitarian feel to reflect the house’s original function as a stable and service space for the neighboring historic mansions in Holland Park.
Solution: The architects restored the street facade with red brickwork and reinforced theexisting timber frame with steel. Inside, the first floor entry has a red-pigmented concrete floor and serves as both a workshop and display space for the clients’ collection of vintage motorbikes. The remainder of the first floor contains a master bedroom and a passageway leading to a birch-ply staircase ascending to the main living area above.
The second floor, marked with timber studs to identify where the original walls stood, has an open plan, in which a stainless-steel kitchen contrasts with exposed brick walls and a wood-lined study. The architects also exposed the original roof timbers and inserted skylights to brighten the interiors. The renovation cost $522,000.
Owner: Private client
Completion Date: May 2012
Total construction cost: £325,000
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CAD system, project management, or other software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup
Paneling: Walls were generally either exposed original brickwork or lined in hand rag applied lacquered 11mm thick Douglas Fir Plywood or 18mm thick Black MDF supplied by Winwood Products, Somerton House, Hazell Drive, Newport, NP10 8FY, United Kingdom +44 (0)8453 732733 (UK local rate) +44 (0)8453 732735 (UK local rate) Web: www.winwood-products.com E-mail: email@example.com
First floor finished entirely in 18mm thick Birch Plywood B/BB GradeFloor and wall tile: Main bathroom tiled entirely (floor, wall and ceilings) with Grestec Tiles Maxicolour Collection BAVPN80 tiles 150mm by 150mm supplied by Grestec Tiles Limited, Unit 4 - 6, Marley Farm Business Estate, Headcorn Road, Smarden, Kent, TN27 8PJ, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)84 5130 2241 Fax: +44 (0)84 5130 2242 Web: www.grestec.co.uk E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org