Ripplevale Grove is our monochrome and contemporary renovation and extension of a lovely little Georgian house in central Islington.
We worked with Paris-based design architects Lia Kiladis and Christine Ilex Beinemeier to delver a clean, timeless and modern design that maximises space in a small house, converting a tiny attic into a third bedroom and still finding space for two home offices - one of which is in a plywood clad garden studio.
Home office is a bright space from the perimeter of windows letting in all of the natural light. height and visual interest form the interior ceiling lines tied together offers spectacular lines. The space is warmed up with the natural slate flooring which has radiant floor hot water heating. The once exterior chimney was cleaned up to expose the beautiful brick. A freestanding wood stove was added and will keep the room toasty during the cold winter nights.
Photography by Chris Veith
Fitted into this traditional library setting, a bespoke fireplace design with Tudor style hand carved English limestone mantel, natural slate tiled hearth, reclaimed brick slip chamber and Charnwood Island II wood burner.
photo: Jason Scarlett