Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Mews House in London’s Fitzrovia by TG-Studio
November 2nd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: TG-Studio
TG-Studio has fully modernised this Mews House in London’s Fitzrovia.
The three storey terraced mews house was formerly used as an office building before our client Mike Penn bought it in 2012. Mike, a well-known fashion/portrait/ horse photographer (“Best Horses in The World”), asked TG Studio to transform the building into his London home and studio office. Now the accommodation comprises: ground floor, studio/office space with cloakroom and guest bedroom with en-suite; first floor, large full width entertaining space featuring kitchen, dining and living area; second floor, large master bedroom with en-suite and walk in wardrobe.
The house was stripped down to its structural walls and roof, and reinstated as a new modern home. All of the external walls and roof were insulated and all windows and doors replaced. Some of the windows were extended to the floor with external Juliet balconies. TG Studio were also responsible for the complete furnishings for the mews house.
In the first floor living room the oak floorboards continue up the end wall and finish at a lighting feature which adds to the illusion of height. Two of the windows were replaced by French doors. A window casing out of solid oak was fitted to emphasise the new thickness and solidity of the external walls. The TV unit is a TG-Studio bespoke design made for the client.
The client wanted the first floor to be as open-plan as possible, and the living area goes through to dining and then to the kitchen (by Doca) which has a joinery feel and features a new matt tactile gum finish. The worktop is sandblasted granite and the splash back is TG Studio’s signature arabascato marble. Exposed brickwork is a feature along the window wall.
The client wanted a large walk-in wardrobe and spacious bedroom which was achieved on the second floor. The master bedroom features a bespoke bed made for the client by TG-Studio.
Clever layout design under the sloping roof allowed for the building of a 5 metre long walk-in wardrobe and shelving. The clever use of mirror emphasises the sleek design.
New York retro meets luxurious Fitzrovia in the master bathroom. TG-Studio have selected traditional bevelled white tiles and mixed them with a lavish arabascato marble, matt black lacquer and grey basalt stone alongside an exposed brick wall. The bathroom fittings are a traditional English design complimenting the freestanding bath.
Ground floor of the mews house includes photographer Mike Penn’s studio/office, guest bedroom with en-suite and a loakroom.
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