Location: Wilkes Street, Spitalfields
Project Year: 2002
Cost: £100k - £500kThis early Georgian Grade 2 listed townhouse, built in 1720, had been a furrier’s factory for 150 years but although derelict and opened out into a factory space on the ground floor, remained in original condition on the upper floors.
The property was sensitively repaired to retain all original panelling, floor boarding, joinery, plaster and lime wash finishes, and was reroofed. The factory space to the rear yard was removed to create a modern garden, divided from the house by a dramatic sliding glass screen, pool and light well that illuminate the lower floors. The combination of modern design and ancient finishes has created a unique and attractive historic environment.