The bones of this this Grade II-listed Victorian property were already excellent, with wrought-iron railings, arched windows and ample back garden. But the owners smartly retained London designer Hamish Vincent to intervene.
Vincent retrofitted the interior of the two-storey maisonette with custom oak storage, elegantly adorned with brass hardware, and a long, slim banquette in the breakfast area. For the updated kitchen, he introduced in the bespoke shade ‘Hamish in Barnsbury’, created by Fenwick and Tillbrook.
Bespoke mansion-weave parquet flooring, connecting with reinstated wall panelling and cornicing, grounds the space.
The designer brought in contemporary elements for contrast with the grand original features – like a black-framed Crittall door in the kitchen and statement pendant lighting in every room.
Two bedrooms are located on the lower-ground floor of the house, leading to the rear garden and facing west through tall sash windows. Custom wardrobes in the second bedroom make space for a built-in desk and fold down bed. The shower room has Italian terrazzo tiles atop underfloor heating.
It is currently listed with The Modern House for £1.59 million.