On the site of a former car workshop, we imagined the Herringbone House from scratch as a sanctuary from city life. A pair of brick Victorian terraces on either side informed our use of ornamental brickwork from which the house derives its name. Generous punched in picture windows with plaited borders add a crisp, contemporary feeling. The internal layout, inspired by traditional Chinese courtyard houses, translates into a series of serene garden rooms.
New Build House, Brickwork and Limed Oak. Three Beds, Three Baths, Kitchen, Dining, Living and Two Courtyard Gardens
1750 ft2 / 173 m2
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The gabled roof and brick walls echo the spirit of the neighbouring church and terraces, integrating a balance of old and new vocabularies.
Walls and floors are lined in soaped, limed oak and tumbled Calacatta marble, a soft material frame that brings warmth and atmosphere.
The floating, cantilevered staircase leads to the bedrooms upstairs – calming, ethereal spaces, flooded with light and air. A soothing palette of hues and textures, with limed oak cabinetry and off-white, tumbled marble bathrooms, set the tone.
Contemporary Vernacular Detailing in a Spitalfields Huguenot Townhouse—The Weavers House