Interior Architect Thomas Griem of TG STUDIO bought this four bedroom Arts and Crafts house in the gateway street of the Hampstead Garden Suburb in 2011. The house is one of nine properties that share a communal private garden unusual for North London.
The house had not been touched for 50 years and was pretty much in the same condition when built exactly 100 years ago in 1912.
Two reception rooms have been split into relaxed living room and family TV room. Both are fitted with spacious and comfortable sofas and bespoke storage solutions.
Griem has used a Leicht kitchen with Gaggenau appliances. The surfaces are veined limestone and different coloured caracara marbles mixed with high gloss white doors.
The wardrobes in the master bedroom are cleverly built into the dormers and sloping roof space while a window seat with deep drawers beneath is fitted into the bay. With no spare wall to site a TV, a ceiling projector and a drop down screen have been installed in front of the bay.
The top floor bedroom, now 7 year old Rocco’s room, was originally a bathroom. By moving an internal wall just a few inches, Griem has cleverly squeezed a tiny en-suite into this large airy space. Further dead roof space could have been used for storage but Griem decided to keep it as a kids’ hidey-hole kitted out with a mattress and cushions.