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When the current owners purchased this property, previous rear and side extensions had left the heart of the ground floor dark and difficult to use. A significant reconfiguration divided the windowless rear portion of the long walk-through living room into a hallway with bespoke storage, a new WC, a pantry, and a playroom with light borrowed from neighbouring rooms via an internal window and reeded glass barn doors. The kitchen was fully redesigned & refitted and the utility room & office space were swapped to make better use of light and views to the garden. The upstairs layouts were altered to create three bedrooms and a new family bathroom on the first floor and a master suite on the second floor with a dressing room and luxurious ensuite bathroom.


A monochrome colour scheme makes an effective canvas for the client's collection of art and mid-century furniture & lighting. Shadow gaps were used in lieu of architraves, and windows were framed with laminated birch plywood, giving a clean modern finish to the interior.


Semi-detached family house


St Albans, Hertfordshire

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