Powerscroft Road: relaxed elegance for the Victorian home redesigned by Daytrip Studio

I fell in love with this house as soon as I saw the pictures! What struck me so much? First of all, the atmosphere, this house gives me a sense of calm and peace. And then I was impressed by the essential but welcoming style, the whispered elegance, the materials and the colors. I also really like the mix of furnishings (many design icons) and accessories with which the house has been furnished.

It is a Victorian residence located in London, in the Clapton district. Renamed “Powerscroft Road”, this is the first residential project by the London-based Daytrip Studio.

The studio was commissioned to renovate and expand a five-story Victorian residence with a project that reflected the history of the space by introducing new modern design solutions in a harmonious way. The residence is now a splendid example of how to blend historical and contemporary architecture.

The interiors feature white walls, fir fixtures, cream-colored furnishings and tactile finishes that convey a sense of calm: We knew we wanted a calm and serene home, away from the hustle of inner city, but we also wanted it to have the quality and craftsmanship we adhere to in all our projects. Iwan Halstead, co-founder of the studio.

“The basement was excavated to provide a vast and light-filled lower ground kitchen and living room with a continuous polished concrete floor which effortlessly spills out to the garden space,” explains the studio.

The original character and classic beauty of the traditional Victorian home has been maintained with a rigorous attention to materials and hues, as well as a refined sense of detail. An artful continuity of materials and finishes aid the transition of old and new with pale, painterly lime-washed walls and off-white powder coated metal work throughout,” explains the firm.  The floorboards have been restored and the original decorative details of the walls have been preserved.

The kitchen was made to measure in fir wood and polished Evora marble, the bathrooms are clad in a classic Calacatta or Lavastone marble with deep blue crackle enamel. Refined interior decorations add to the clean look of the spaces and the exquisite palette of materials. “A careful and thoughtful selection of antique, mid-century and contemporary pieces adorns the rooms with artistic delicacy and refinement,” concludes the study.

Photography by Jake Curtis and Elliot Sheppard.

 

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