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A Victorian Remodel with an Industrial Edge

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A Victorian Remodel with an Industrial Edge

Christine Chang Hanway August 16, 2012

With their perennial quest for more space, Londoners are digging down to create functional basements. Digging’s the easy part though; the challenge comes with filling the void.

In a complete overhaul of a Victorian house in west London, architects Stiff + Trevillion created a modern family home by filling the basement with a large kitchen, living and eating area, while introducing a strong industrial aesthetic that weaves the new together with the old.

Photography by Killian O'Sullivan.

Above: Steel-framed windows and doors provide a transparent screen to the garden.

Above: Materials such as subway tiles, poured concrete floors, and steel-framed windows—used as both
external windows and screens to divide the space—were used to create an industrial feel in the basement kitchen and dining area.

Above: Blue cabinet faces add color to an otherwise neutral palette. The cabinets were custom designed by Stiff + Trevillion.

Above: Internal steel-framed windows and doors act as a transparent screen between the living and eating spaces in the basement. A set of wood stairs with modern detailing leads up to the ground floor.

Above: The ground floor entry hall retains original Victorian details and scale.

Above: The living room has an eclectic mix of vintage furnishings and modern art.

Above: In an upstairs bathroom, Arabascato marble contrasts with the industrial steel-framed glass doors.

Above: The walls of this bathroom are lined in subway tiles while the floor uses a modified chevron tile pattern.

N.B. Inspired by the industrial aesthetic in this Stiff + Trevillion project? See 245 Industrial images in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.

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