Settles between two Victorian villas on Terrace Road in London stands this wonderful modern architectural house. The Makers House is designed by architects Liddicoat and Goldhill and was nominated for several architecture awards, including RIBA House of the Year.
The asymmetrical house has a sloping inky pigmented zinc roof which respond to the movement of daylight. And the dark Roman brickwork is not only visible outdoors, but also returns in the interior spaces.
The name of the house comes from Liddicoat & Goldhill’s commitment to hand-assembled materials and the highest levels of detailing. They took a scientific approach to maximise natural light in the living spaces; careful CAD modelling of the site and its surroundings allowed them to adjust the building’s form and windows to capture sunlight at key parts of the day.
The ground floor and basement have been combined into large split-level living space with a spacious kitchen on the lower floor and a sitting room on the upper floor.
To maximize the input of natural light, the entire back facade is made of glass that overlooks a cozy patio.
The kitchen is designed with a wonderful blend of materials and styles. You get an industrial vibe from the exposed brick wall, polished concrete floor and steel frames. This is combined with modern Scandi-style furnishings.
The modern industrial vibe of this home is combined with vibrant color pops in the textiles, but also in the blue kitchen cabinets.
On the upper floor is the sitting room which can also be closed off with curtains for a cozy vibe.
The upper floors have richly colored and durable Rhodesian mahogany parquet floors that is reclaimed from Hove Fire Station in the 1970s.
There are two master en-suites on the first floor. The first one has a home office attached (which can also be a great walk-in-closet) and a bathroom.
On the top floor are two more bedrooms. All bedrooms have bright color pops and that wonderful reclaimed wooden floor.