"The house is full of subtle but enjoyable detailing; basalt, UV-aged douglas fir, and three shades of glass forming a Japanese style 'araiba' set against the backdrop of a huge sycamore canopy. It’s this thoughtfulness, the constant interplay between texture and material, that gives the house a calm, reassuring strength and has created the perfect refuge for our overstimulated lives.” Owner
The careful remodelling and extension of a terraced house for two fashion designers. Material distinctions between grain, pattern and texture were carefully judged to create a consistent ‘signature’ throughout.
“Manalo & White have brought light, warmth and comfort to a late Victorian house, understanding its heritage with a decisive yet respectful 'splicing' of old and new." Owner
Photography by Morgan O'Donovan