Islington Flat

This Islington refurbishment improves a 36sqm studio flat to create an open plan kitchen & living room with a new separate bedroom to the rear of the plan. The property forms part of a Grade II listed crescent in Islington, built in 1860. Many of the townhouses were subsequently converted to flats in the 1970’s.

Low quality twentieth-century doors, shutters and architraves were replaced with period panelled joinery throughout. This was complemented with new carrara marble fireplaces and a kitchen in matching marble. A minimal approach is taken to detailing and colour in the kitchen to create clean and contemporary surfaces that do not detract from the original ornate features of the room.
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Cornices were carefully repaired, with layers of paint removed to reveal the plaster detail. Heavily varnished and damaged original floorboards were sanded and soap stained to restore their original character. A compact slate tiled bathroom features underfloor heating with fog free mirrors.

Project Architect:
Ben Ridley

Location:
Thornhill Crescent, Islington N1

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