Primrose Hill Townhouse
This previously rather tired five-storey terraced townhouse overlooking Primrose Hill was built in 1971. It is perhaps typical of an existing property that needs to be updated to provide a better balance of accommodation to suit 21st Century living.
The internal layout had a series of separate, disconnected cellular spaces. The front façade, particularly at ground and first floor levels, presented a number of rather disjointed and unaligned elements, whilst a lintel above the first floor split the façade into a top and bottom.
In order to harmonise the composition, the ends of this lintel were extended down vertically to frame the ground and first floors. This lower part of the elevation was then rationalised with new dark grey windows, realigned front door and garage door. New panelling and window boxes in bronze finish complete the first floor.
Internally, the first floor has been opened up with new full height concealed double doors on electromagnetic holds to provide a connection between the kitchen and dining room, with new glazed doors out to the courtyard garden beyond.
At the top of the house, an existing unused roof terrace next to an old boiler room was enclosed to create a light and airy bathroom as part of the master bedroom suite with spectacular views over Primrose Hill to the rear and over North London to the front. A new rooflight above an enlarged staircase at the top floor brings light right down through the house.
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