Are you ready to get inside this renovated mews house by Threefold Architects? They furnish a mews property in London‘s exclusive Primrose Hill area using monochrome interiors and rustic details. The main goal of the architects was to improve the existing layout while reinstating some of the building’s original details.
The doors and windows were repositioned to their likely origins and to update the interior they used a striped-back palette of materials.
“It was difficult to determine the original form and appearance of the previous incarnation of the building, a haphazard extension and renovation had eroded the Victorian workshop character and created a series of compartmented dark spaces on each floor,” studio director Jack Hosea.
“Working with the client, we sought to restore the facade to its likely original form, repositioning openings to create an ordered arrangement of vertically proportioned openings and timber ground floor carriage block doors,” he added.
In the uppermost floor, you’ll find an open-plan living place with an adjoining terrace. A glazed panel set into the decking directs natural light down into the floor below, where there are a master suite and a single bedroom.
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On the ground floor, there is a double bedroom and study, which open onto the mews through broad carriage doors.Here, polished concrete covers the floor in reference to the hardy brick or cobbles that may have originally paved the entrance.
Black details in the form of painted brickwork, window frames, lighting and cabinetry contrast the white plaster used to cover the walls throughout and lend the project its name: Black & White Mews. “A restrained palette of materials coupled with simple detailing was deployed throughout the house,” said Hosea.
“Simple minimal detailing emphasizes the original fabric and inserted structure of the building, which has been restored and expressed throughout. The result is a series of layered luminous spaces with a cool austerity yet imbued with warmth and character.”
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