maisonette conversion

The idea was to brighten up this double-story incoherent flat and to enhance its maisonette charm.

The challenge was to soften the tricky layout of this unusual apartment stretching over 3 floors including many flights of stairs.

This was achieved by installing wooden floors throughout, adding a lot of secret storage to unused stair areas, and allowing for a lobby at a central location.

A new open plan kitchen in the living room allowed space for an additional bedroom for flexible use.

By removing the partition wall on the top floor, the space was transformed into one larger master bedroom with added ensuite. With a lot of natural light, this room can easily function as an atelier.

The property is ideally situated to its vibrant, upcoming area of central London and was clearly identified as a perfect investment opportunity.

The new layout now allows a lot more natural daylight into all rooms and the lush green garden outside can be perceived everywhere inside.

The antique built-in timber items were sanded and lacquered in a palette of white and light-grey in order to give them a new Scandinavian look.

The old panel parquet was kept and restored and finally complimented by new herringbone boards in the same oak shade.

An open kitchen and modern island clad in bronze is the new centrepiece of the spacious groundfloor area.

75 sqm

London Islington


  • Improving the complicated layout
  • Connecting the levels
  • Secret storage
  • Lots of natural light