CROSS STREET

Georgian Grade II Listed Terrace House & Studio 

 

Islington, London | N1

 

This live-work for a film director and writer with their two children comprises a string of three buildings that have been added in time – a Grade 2 Listed 1760s Georgian terrace house; a much later two-storey factory warehouse; and garage-mews. Our approach sought to capture the individual essence of each of these in a rich sequence, while assuring the continuity of the whole. 

Garage + extension

Victorian warehouse

Grade 2 Listed

Georgian Terrace

Ground Floor Plan

When you first enter the house, you are welcomed by a hallway with typical Georgian scale and original features. From here you enter into a warm room with fireplace, original timber panelling, doors and wide floorboards and pair of large doors that lead you onto a surprising and impressive, tardis-like large dining room and kitchen. Under this bright and spacious room with exposed original trusses and skylights and is an equally sized but dense 100m2 library-cinema room with thousands of books packing the walls. The light boxes in the ceiling fit into what were once large cut-outs, formerly used to pass materials and fabrics between the two floors. At the very back of the property is a double-height space used as a kid’s study area and office.

Materials used, include reclaimed french railway oak floorboards, reclaimed teak lab tops, blackened steel, metro tiles and bricks.

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