Granit were approached to reimagine the internal spaces of a terraced property in Chiswick with the view to create a bespoke, high quality home. The existing house boasts a unique piece of history in the sense that it was once part of the Bolton hotel building that sits on the corner of Duke road and Reckitt road. Barrels were transported and stored in the existing basement.
Due to its location on the street, the building is very enclosed and limited in terms of light and external space. As such, our clients were keen to explore solutions that would help maximise natural light, whilst also maintaining privacy to the external courtyard garden and roof terrace.
Our Architectural and Interiors team worked collaboratively with the clients to provide solutions that would enhance the clients wellbeing. This involved extending the existing basement both in height and footprint to create a greater sense of openness, whilst cleverly hiding the utility and WC. Double height voids feature on both ends of the basement to help draw as much light down to the kitchen and dining space as possible.
At ground floor, frameless glass balustrades wrap around the voids to create a floating living space and to provide unobstructive views towards the bespoke open tread metal staircase and our client’s artwork, accentuated by the brick feature walls. Full height bi-folding doors and an upgraded wrap over glazed roof were used to reinforce the connection with the updated courtyard garden, which is visible as you walk through the front door. The new entrance hallway features an internal window to provide a glimpse of the bar joinery and double height void to the front of the property, whilst bespoke sliding and frameless doors help discreetly hide a WC and an abundance of storage space. A mist-system was used throughout the basement and ground floors to maintain the idea of it being one open, connected space across two floors and comply with fire regulations.
A bespoke tulip-timber staircase ascends to a new master bedroom suite at first floor featuring a brick feature wall and recessed curtain tracks. The bathrooms at this level are all distinct in appearance as a result of some very quirky tile and lighting choices. Walk on roof light has been carefully positioned to above the main shower room to emphasise the ‘paper’ tile effect. Amtico flooring was chosen in the bathrooms due to its durable and easy to maintain properties.
At roof level, the existing landing was extended to enable easier access onto the sunken roof terrace. Timber slatted panels were used to maintain privacy, whilst framed mirrors and lights were added to create a warm, relaxing outdoor space that can be enjoyed during the day and into the night. Solar water panels were added to the front roof slope to reduce the buildings carbon footprint and provide most of the hot water demand.
A beautifully crafted modern home with eccentric interior choices to showcase the clients personality.