A garage conversion and ground floor refurbishment of a compact courtyard house on a quiet cobbled mews within the Belsize Park Conservation Area. The former garage door is reimagined as a finely crafted oak-finned composition with integrated glazing. The playful choreography of planes, volumes and edges recalls the wood sculptures of the artist Donald Judd.
This minimalist spirit runs through into a calm, contemplative interior defined by tonal and textural nuances that help the space to read as a uniform whole. The previously under utilised garage was incorporated into a dual-aspect open plan ordered along a 9m galley kitchen spanning the full depth of the property from street to courtyard. Towards the rear, the galley expands into a dining area before contracting into a snug beyond.