An upper maisonette has been remodelled to create a spacious top floor open-plan living space. Featuring bespoke kitchen, dining, and lounge area furniture, full height doors, and a finely crafted Douglas Fir stair screen.
Access to the first floor and top floor (max visitors 20)
This project involves the remodelling of a two storey upper maisonette near the Arsenal Stadium.
The original flat featured a dark entrance stairway, from the communal entrance, leading to two bedrooms on the first floor, and a kitchen and living room on the second.
Initially the owner just wanted to improve the kitchen, and possibly open up between the kitchen and living room. Extending into the loft space was also considered.
Many possible layouts were explored before deciding on completely opening up the top floor, creating an open plan kitchen / dining / living space, with an open stairway leading to it.
It was also decided to put in a glass landing to the open stairway, allowing daylight down to the entrance.
A new, finely crafted Douglas Fir stair screen connects the various levels, acting as handrail, balustrade, and fire wall.
Tall floor to ceiling doors were installed on the bedroom level, accentuating the loftiness of the spaces, and allowing more light through.
The kitchen is Knott Architects designed, with dyed concrete worktops, and birch ply units.
The Client was able to make it entirely bespoke, to their requirements, including a bridging shelf across the rear window, providing a place to perch and watch the world outside.