The original property contained some Arts and Crafts influenced decorative aspects, which the owners were keen to retain and highlight, while introducing contemporary interventions.

Project Name: Book Tower House
Studio Name:
Platform 5 Architects
Location: London, United Kingdom
Photography: Alan Williams

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Dining Space ©Alan Williams

The main feature is a double height library space at the heart of the house, created by combining the original rear reception room and a first floor bedroom. The feature staircase, wrapped in oak bookshelves, leads up to a built-in desk and study area with views over the ground floor.

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Study Room ©Alan Williams

To the rear of the house, a side extension to the existing kitchen was formed by resting an oak rib and skin structure, externally clad in zinc, onto the brick party wall.

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View of Courtyard ©Alan Williams

A cosy seating area with slide-away corner glazing creates a space where you feel surrounded by the garden.

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