Holton Street

Set within the Carlton Square Conservation Area in East London, this two-storey end of terrace period property suffered from a lack of natural light, low ceiling heights and a disconnection to the garden at the rear.

The clients preference for an industrial aesthetic along with an assortment of antique fixtures and fittings acquired over many years were an integral factor whilst forming the brief. Steel windows and polished concrete feature heavily, allowing the enlarged living area to be visually connected to the garden with internal floor finishes continuing externally. Floor to ceiling glazing combined with large skylights help define areas for cooking, eating and reading whilst maintaining a flexible open plan space.

This simple yet detailed project located within a prominent Conservation Area required a considered design approach, with a reduced palette of materials carefully selected in response to the existing building and it’s context.

Photographer: Simon Maxwell

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tor_holsteinTor Holstein wrote:27 September 2016
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    Paper House Project
    4 years ago

    Hello, Tor. Thanks for getting in touch. The light fittings were client sourced from a salvage yard in Durham. You can get similar fittings (although not antique) from here - http://lampegras.fr/en/modeles/22/304-l-40. James

  • Tor Holstein
    4 years ago

    thanks, above and beyond :)

paul_dignanPaul wrote:26 November 2016
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    Paper House Project
    4 years ago

    Hi Paul. Thanks for getting in touch, great to hear that you like the project. The windows and doors are from West Leigh. We specified W20 profiles in a Gunshot Grey finish. Hope that helps, please let me know if you have any more questions or if we can assist with a project. Thanks. James

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