The exterior of this London home resembles an 18th century Amsterdam merchant’s house. Its interior is in the Arts and Crafts tradition.
The room needed to honour the heritage of their house, and offer the owners a pocket of peace in the midst of frantic lives.
The interior architecture of the house is remarkable. Our plan does as little as possible to interfere with it, but enough to accentuate its features: tall, deep windows and a high, beamed ceiling.
The detail of the background kitchen furniture nods to the traditional east coast U.S styles which are comfortably familiar to the owner.
In keeping with the influence at large in the house, a Dutch styled court cupboard flanks one wall which contains an integrated cook’s fridge.
The background furniture and main work surface are plain and functional and do nothing to interfere with shape and mood of the room.
The antiqued zinc hood accentuates the ceiling height without interfering with the original beamed ceiling.
The pantry is located in a separate room at the back of the kitchen and features a pair of large Sub Zero fridges for food and wine storage. These are easily accessible from both the kitchen and the large garden.