The careful remodelling and extension of a terraced house for two fashion designers, threading together ideas about architecture, clothing and how a building might be dressed. Material distinctions between grain, pattern and texture were carefully judged, to create a consistent ‘signature’ which runs throughout the new home.
“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. They expertly guided us through the project, gently coercing decisions and offering tangible solutions when the road seemed blocked by budgets or other obstacles." Owner
"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 a backdrop of a huge sycamore canopy. It’s this kind of thoughtfulness and attention to detail, the constant interplay between texture and material combined with clean lines, that gives the house a calm, reassuring strength and has created the perfect refuge for our overstimulated lives.” Owner
Photography by Morgan O'Donovan