This fascinating blog from architect Sanya Polesuk is a textbook example of how a mews house can be transformed into an amazing living space.
The project, which earned a Highly Commended for the Best Small Development in the Camden Business Awards/Camden Design Awards 2015, is a reinvention of three end-of-mews houses. After the Local Council refused to grant permission to extend, the architect was forced to create space within, making only minimal changes to the exterior elevations.
In order to meet the brief for a family home for five, the stairs were relocated from the edge of the plan to its centre, halving the amount of previously unused space and making a ‘bridge’ between the two wings that works as a pleasant get-together space as well as accommodating the family’s extensive library. There is a spacious entrance hall on the ground floor which connects the Living Room and the Kitchen/Dining Room (now reconfigured as two large, open-plan areas).
The loft spaces - originally unused - were opened up to create three mezzanine level children's bedrooms. The forgotten passage at the rear of the property was reclaimed and glazed over to become part of the Living Room, creating a larger space, filled with soft daylight.
Here at Lurot Brand we agree that this project earned its Highly Commended status and we congratulate Sanya Polesuk on a job well done. If the gallery of photos here tempts you to buy a house in one of London’s most exclusive mews streets, why not give us a call today?
This project is a reinvention of an unusual mews house located in North London. A land-locked amalgamation of three different two-storey, 19th century buildings ... this end-of-mews house has been reworked into a light-filled and open family home for five.