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About this project

This is an 18th-century French Huguenot house in Spitalfields, London. The interior retained numerous original features within this Grade 2 Listed property, including timber wall partitions adorned with panelling, intricate cornicing, and ornate architraves.

The client prioritized preserving all period-specific elements. Their strategy treated new additions as distinct ‘furniture pieces,’ intentionally separate from the core architectural components and easily removable.

Their proposal involved introducing two kitchen elements with a minimalistic approach akin to a chest of drawers. The design of these free-standing units was meticulously crafted to ensure complete reversibility, providing only a minor impact on the existing fabric of the property.