A nineteenth century townhouse in the north-east of London was recently renovated by design agency Daytrip Studio. The result is modern and refined, but at the same time honours and respects the authenticity of the house.
This residence is located on Powercroft Road, a street where the houses all look very similar from the outside, which is actually anything but boring and is rather visually pleasing to the eye. The typical Victorian style gives the house a lot of charm inside as well. Design duo Iwan Halstead and Emily Potter from the London-based design agency Daytrip Studio took care of the spaces with a total area of over 200 m2 and turned them into a modern home that also focuses on authenticity and craftsmanship.
Original elements of the house were retained or restored with great respect. Also many openings between rooms have been made larger and there are several light-wells to get even more light inside and therefore even more elegant spaces. The subdued colour palette suits both the authentic and the more modern parts of the interior. For the furniture, Daytrip Studio collaborated with Sophie Pearce of design store Béton Brut resulting in a mix of antique, mid-century and contemporary pieces.
A mix of antique, mid-century and contemporary pieces
One of the biggest undertakings in the renovation of this terraced house was the excavation of the basement. However, this created a bright kitchen and living space which, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling sliding window, is connected to the cosy city garden. The colour palette of the interior was also extended to the outside, where Lauren Finch of the landscape architecture firm Tyler Goldfinch created a peaceful retreat in the city. Images: © Jake Curtis Photography