A four-storey late-Victorian terrace in north London. The house comprises a large living, kitchen, dining and study area on the ground floor. On the mezzanine above is a study area, leading to the first floor with two bedrooms and an en-suite bathroom. There are another two bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. Downstairs in the basement is a wine cellar that holds over 500 wines, a home cinema and WC.
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But what really makes the space unusual is the metal staircase, full-length up-and-over windows and enormous fig tree snaking through the middle of the house up to the glass roof. The tree was there before the house and is staying firmly put.
The stairs have a subtle ombre effect; light grey to to match the pale grey flooring at the bottom, getting gradually darker to match the dark grey floor on the mezzanine.
The house is full of thoughtful details like this, and everything is ingeniously configured. There are even two envelopes for ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ post in the hall and coat pegs in descending order of height for each family member.
Taking centre stage of the house is the dining area, with an open-plan living area on the right.