Primrose Hill

Bringing out the best of a 1960s townhouse in a modernist style

Schneider Designers was commissioned to renovate a 1960s townhouse on the Chalcot Estate in Primrose Hill, Northwest London, for a couple with a teenage son. We provided the full architectural services that drove the project from the client’s brief in conjunction with our design expertise to create and deliver their dream home.

Although this project did not involve any extensions to the original house, the feel of the new house renovation is much larger, with three double bedrooms where previously there was only one double and two singles. Part of the challenge was to retain the open plan stairwell, which did not comply with current building control regulations. We managed to maintain the feature with the use of an Imist system together with motorised ventilation which is linked to the smoke detection system. All the joinery in the house was designed to meet the needs of the family including wardrobes, fitted units and kitchen. Lighting also played an important role in the design, testing a scheme that included ambient lighting, task lighting and feature lighting to make the most of each area of the house.