Christchurch House

Paul Archer Design

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Materiality and tactility were very important in the scheme of this 5 story Victorian townhouse in Hampstead. Keen to bring the outdoors in, the interiors reflect the client’s Scandinavian roots with mid-century inspired timber running throughout all floors - from integrated reeded joinery to the cladding in the garden. With a minimal design, the natural materials shine through creating a tranquil and warming environment.

To continue with the Scandinavian theme, at the rear of the house, timber panelling has been added to the ceiling and the existing structural beams have been painted a feature colour. For the rest of the house colour and texture have been utilised and pastel tones appear in selected rooms, as well as micro-cement in the bathroom. The attic space was converted into a bedroom by the previous owners. We have neatened it up and installed a bathroom behind the timber panelling. An integrated seating area backing onto reeded timber makes a stylish yet functional feature out of the existing structure.