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House in Primrose Hill

Jamie Fobert Architects has comprehensively transformed a Victorian house with a beautifully conceived sequence of spaces

House in Primrose.
House in Primrose. Credit: Jim Stephenson

Jamie Fobert Architects for private client
Contract value: Confidential
GIA: 480m2

The comprehensive transformation of this Victorian house in Primrose Hill has been achieved with few alterations to its outward appearance – new extensions are subtle, respecting the character of the street.

Inside, the house has two distinct parts. Bedrooms on the upper floors are accessed by a generous curved walnut staircase. A separate concrete staircase within a slender side extension leads to family rooms on two new floors below ground, open to lightwells at the front and rear. There, a beautifully conceived sequence of spaces is characterised by generous floor-to-ceiling heights and a soothing, harmonious assemblage of robust materials: exposed concrete columns and beams, and travertine walls to an atmospheric, light-dappled pool. Meticulous detailing extends to walnut joinery and bespoke Bauhaus-inspired light fittings.

  • House in Primrose.
    House in Primrose. Credit: Jim Stephenson
  • House in Primrose.
    House in Primrose. Credit: Jim Stephenson
  • House in Primrose.
    House in Primrose. Credit: Jim Stephenson
  • House in Primrose.
    House in Primrose. Credit: Jim Stephenson
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