Little Venice is where I would most like to live myself. It is dramatic yet still feels like a home because it is full of personality with so many interesting features and attention to detail. Excellent use of British craftsmanship too – you see, we are the finest in the world and really can make things! I also like the intelligent use of light; it is flooded with light but also uses mood lighting to great effect. Is it for sale?
Sir Terence Conran
Although a distinctively modern intervention in this leafy urban conservation area of Westminster, planning permission was granted on the grounds that the design is a stark contrast in architectural form to its traditional neighbours, and the quality of the detailing and materials ensures that the building coexists happily in this urban context. A discreet door in a side wall off a quiet side street provides the entrance to this extraordinary one bedroom house. An unassuming Victorian coach house built of London stock brick with exposed timber trusses has been retained and restored to provide a bedroom suite while the rest of the house has been newly built.
Winner in the Interior Design category at The Daily Telegraph British Homes Awards 2011
Shortlisted in the Living category for the New London Awards 2011
© 2011 Wells Mackereth.