A Perfect Mix of Old and New in a London Victorian Reno

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A London Victorian Reno

From the welcoming traditional staircase with it’s decorative carvings to an open space kitchen, the home has a playful sense to it with it’s geometric extension, which looks to have grown organically out of the parent building with it’s curvy walkway and garden.

Let’s take a look.

Inside, the entryway leads to the kitchen and living space where the geometry of the ceiling folds, creating height and space with an origami-style structure, punctured with roof lights. A simple palette of Calcutta Mont Blanc marble and solid oak has been used in the kitchen, with a solid oak herringbone flooring running throughout the living spaces on the ground floor, connecting the kitchen to the library and bright formal sitting room. Terrazzo flooring has been used in the side passage which connects the front garden to the back, as well as on the bathroom floors. Wall finishes include polished plaster and Bauwerk lime paint.

Finkernagel Ross Ground Floor Library 2
Finkernagel Ross Kitchen

On the first floor, the master bedroom is furnished with Donald Judd-inspired wardrobes and is situated alongside a luxurious ensuite, finished with a palette of reeded glass, brass and marble with a free-standing bath placed fireside.

Finkernagel Ross Master Bedroom
Finkernagel Ross First Floor Master Bedroom
Finkernagel Ross Ensuite
Finkernagel Ross First Floor Ensuite
Finkernagel Ross Ensuite Shower

The top floor was designed to maximise space and light where each of the three children’s bedrooms have a playful mezzanine loft bed that sits above the shower room between them. A corner section of the roof has been cut away to make way for a bespoke roof light, allowing light to travel down onto the staircases below.

Finkernagel Ross Second Floor Bathroom

At the top of the terraced garden, the roof of a new garden room mirrors the geometry of the parent building which is used as a home office, cinema room and guest suite.

Finkernagel Ross Garden

Completed this year, we’re loving the thoughtful craftmanship that has gone into the design. 

Project Heath House
Photography Anna Stathaki
Finkernagel Ross 

Jan Halvarson

Jan founded Poppytalk in 2005 while a student at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now ECU) to catalogue inspiration from typography to interior design. Since then she’s collaborated with Target (creating a limited edition glamping collection), a wallpaper collection with Milton & King, as well has written as a contributor at Wired, Martha Stewart and Huffington Post.