John Street

Located on one of the finest Georgian streets in Bloomsbury, this project saw the renovation and extension of a Grade II-listed five-story townhouse, to create a home that fitted the needs of a young family, and that restored the house to its historic former glory.  

The house had previously been converted to offices, and was converted back to residential usage in the mid-1990s. It required extensive upgrades throughout, including careful conservation work. The most extensive alterations took place on the lower ground, ground, and second floors, with a reconfiguration of the internal layout and a new extension to create a contemporary living space and roof terrace.

A consistent approach to materials runs though both the existing house and the extension to create a harmonious and unified experience throughout. A palette of natural stone, timber, and brass fittings is utilised, but with subtle differences to distinguish between the new and the old. Douglas fir panelling provides a warm contemporary finish within the new extension, while smoked oak flooring in the first floor living room, and cherry wood joinery in the master suite provide a material richness reflective of the historic character of those spaces. 




London, UK


450 sqm