A Modern Playful Mews House in London

Mews houses are probably one of the most popular houses in England. A mews is a former horse stable or carriage house (with living quarters above).

Obviously we no longer need them for this function. So many mews have been converted into homes. Including this mews in London.

This disused mews house has been brought back to life by architect Michaelis Boyd. The architecture firm is known for its playful and vibrant designs. And that’s also the case in this mew house in London.

The brief was to create a house with multipurpose spaces that would serve as a creative workspace, quiet retreat, and venue for parties.


The library is an amazing space. With double height ceilings, arched windows and a steel spiral staircase.


The red floor-to-ceiling bookshelves can easily be customized to the owners wishes. Behind the stairs they even created a cozy reading spot.


The blue and copper kitchen is designed and made by deVOL. The copper worktop and backsplash are a nod to the staircase.


You can see more deVOL kitchens by taking a look in the deVOL tag


The perforated steel staircase in burnt red is the focal point of the home. The staircase is designed in combination with Diapo and is framed by industrial Crittal glazing.

The skylight and glass walls add an airyness to the spaces.


The lounge used to be four cramped rooms. But the walls have been torn down and it’s now a bright but cozy sitting space.


In one corner is a blackened steel cocktail bar designed with DHJ Joinery. And a glass topped football table.


The guest bedroom has front padded wardrobes, which also act als a sound dampening element.


More color in the bathroom with teal and pink veinedmarble floor tiles. And zellige pink wall tiles.

This mews house is wonderfully designed. It’s so fun, colorful and stylish. When you design and old building with new design in such a way. It’s a winning combination!

photography by Taran Wilkhu