Elfort Road House
The beginning of 2018 saw the completion of a stunning residential project from Amos Goldreich Architecture. The work involved the transformation of a dark, cluttered terraced house in Islington, London, into a sophisticated, light and spacious home for a young family of three.
The project to develop the property included a side and roof extension, as well as extensive internal refurbishments comprising an open-plan kitchen and dining and living areas on the ground and lower-ground floors.
The brief given to Amos Goldreich Architecture was to create a light, airy, family-friendly environment: an abode featuring sophisticated simplicity, clever uses of space, an open-plan feel for entertaining, contemporary touches, yet with a respect for the original period style and featuring high-quality, timeless design.
The spaces for eating, living and working are arranged over an open series of half-levels, exploiting volume and light. Removing the third bedroom at the first half-landing resulted in a study half the depth and a spacious double-height living room. This creates a visual connection between the dining room, kitchen, front living room and study.
Energy efficient features, including LED lighting and new plumbing with underfloor heating in the kitchen and dining area, also add aesthetic uniformity and reduce clutter. Energy efficiency was further enhanced by the introduction of double-glazed, timber windows.
The selection of materials was kept to a minimum so that the house would feel ‘streamline’ and not too busy. This restriction was echoed in the choice of colour palette to enhance the space in terms of size and fluidity. Oak flooring was laid throughout, except in the bathroom and WC where patterned porcelain tiles are used.
Amos Goldreich, Director at Amos Goldreich Architecture, said:
“This project has been a real delight to work on. From the outset, we wanted to create a sense of comfort and ‘home’ for the family, from bright, open areas, carefully arranged to maximise space, to refined materials and finishes which bring everything together. Of utmost importance, however, is that the family love their new home and we hope it continues to bring enjoyment for many years to come.”
The client’s commented:
“The result has been spectacular: A home we look forward to returning to every day that perfectly complements the needs of our growing family. Every time we open the front door we will be reminded of the care and attention to detail Amos Goldreich Architecture meticulously designed into every corner of our home.”
Amos Goldreich Architecture
Amos Goldreich Architecture is a London-based architectural practice with an international reach, specialising in buildings that provide enlightened and inspiring shelter for those inhabiting them. The practice has delivered award-winning design and expertise to a range of projects, from private residential schemes to a domestic violence refuge centre for an international charity. Amos Goldreich Architecture approaches each project with a personal service and rigorous attention to detail, programme and budget.
To find out more, please visit www.agarchitecture.net.
BluePrint Ceramics is a UK tile supplier and distributor of high quality tiles to commercial clients in the UK and internationally. The company has been in operation for six years and distributes and supplies high quality ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, mosaic tiles and natural stone.
BluePrint Ceramics works with clients such as Berkeley Homes on multiple projects and has recently supplied patterned porcelain tiles from the Azulej range to the bathroom and WC areas of Elfort Road House.
Rebecca Norman, BluePrint Ceramics, said:
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