From a brickyard to a modern industrial home, this industrial conversion in London’s Twickenham is strikingly simple and replete with design details.
The Grosvenor Road property dates from the early 1900s and was part of a brickyard. Its current owners have masterminded its adaptive reuse into a two-bedroom home that puts its history on show, spotlighting the original fibre of the building and inserting new interventions that adopt the building’s robust material palette.
Steel ironmongery has been used to fabricate industrial stairs connecting the split levels of the Twickenham home, and there’s plenty of exposed brick on show and refurbished pitch-pine joists. Patinaed concrete and oak-veneered ply act as a bridging point between old and new industrial eras, creating a sense of visual connection across its spaces, and Crittall-style glass windows span the full height of the two floors, drilling light into even the deepest recesses of the space.
Of particular note is the utilitarian kitchen, with its oak ply cabinetry, open shelving, and Corian worktop. Prefab concrete wall panels heighten the industrial aesthetic, and this free-flowing space connects the dining area and living room, with French doors opening onto a quiet patio reclaimed from an existing coal chute.
The Modern House is listing the Twickenham property for £1.4m – peek inside the gallery above.