Quinn Architects

Project QA149
Title Bloomsbury Residence
Location London
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  • A major refurbishment and contemporary extension of a Grade 2* Listed Georgian town house was undertaken to create a new home for two eminent fashion designers and their young family. 

    A succession of poor quality refurbishments to this Bloomsbury townhouse had left unresolved and underlying issues with the property’s structure and existing listed items. The nearly 200 year old property was in significant disrepair and great care was taken to preserve and reconstruct the character of the building’s original design in the historic spaces.

    A contemporary mews and link were introduced to form the family’s kitchen and playroom, opening on to a landscaped external courtyard. By adopting a design-led approach, the building expresses its function clearly for the client and successfully marries contextual sensitivity with contemporary urban living. 

    To carefully compose transitions between old and new, continuity is maintained within the interiors through a palette of neutral and natural materials. The existing panelling, doors and architraves were stripped back to their original state and inspected to be carefully refurbished. Modern touches were also woven in to the kitchen, such as marble worktops, oak lipped laminate doors and a European oak balustrade.