Icon - Arrow LeftAn icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. Icon - Arrow RightAn icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. Icon - External LinkAn icon we use to indicate a button link is external. Icon - MessageThe icon we use to represent an email action. Icon - Down ChevronUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - CloseUsed to indicate a close action. Icon - Dropdown ArrowUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - Location PinUsed to showcase a location on a map. Icon - Zoom OutUsed to indicate a zoom out action on a map. Icon - Zoom InUsed to indicate a zoom in action on a map. Icon - SearchUsed to indicate a search action. Icon - EmailUsed to indicate an emai action. Icon - FacebookFacebooks brand mark for use in social sharing icons. flipboard Icon - InstagramInstagrams brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - PinterestPinterests brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - TwitterTwitters brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - Check MarkA check mark for checkbox buttons.

Finkernagel Ross

London & Hamburg
Photo: Will Scott

Regions Served

  • France
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom

Finkernagel Ross is a London and Hamburg based team creating bold and impactful architecture and interior design.

We never take the beaten track. Every project is embraced as an opportunity to craft the unexpected from a unique and distinctive idea, making it inherently bespoke and personal.

From the initial vision through to the finishing touches, we strive to use light to create impact, harness materials to do something unexpected, making the most out of every little detail to create something extraordinary. We relish injecting an element of adventure, drama or surprise, finding exactly the right accent colour, combining layers to create a rich and characterful style, and mixing old with new. Tradition matters to us, and we are inspired by the way things have always been done, by the age-old craft of making, and by enduring materials – stone, steel, timber.

Of course, everything has to add up too – the financial investment, the design, the delivery – and we share in the entrepreneurial spirit and drive of our clients while maintaining a personal service.

Our thoughtful, joined-up approach has been rewarded with many industry awards and by longstanding collaborations with appreciative clients and partners.


Finkernagel Ross portrait 3_21



  • Felix and Catherine Finkernagel


  • London
    Unicorn House
    221-222 Shoreditch High Street
    E1 6PJ
  • Hamburg
    Fischers Allee 72

Featured Projects

ws fr sheldav1_12
ws fr sheldav3_14

Sheldon Avenue

Behind the traditional façade of this newly built London property lies a dramatic, unique and contemporary family home. A three-storey entrance atrium houses a centerpiece helical staircase which appears as a delicate black ribbon, corkscrewing its way through the building from above, giving a first indication of the drama and excitement of the home beyond. A playful arrangement of rooms and levels on the lower floor levels connect the home to its beautifully terraced garden and give the impression of openness while providing more intimate areas for private relaxation.

Photos: Will Scott
Finkernagel Ross portrait 3_22

Willett House

Behind a restored Victorian façade, reminiscent of the Arts & Crafts movement, striking contemporary interiors bring together the very best of bespoke residential design and a commercial, value-led approach. The Maisonette has been dressed for sale to present it as the warm and welcoming home that it will become. Collaborator YAP Art has thoughtfully finished the space with a selection of carefully curated art, hand-picked to embellish the completed project.

Photo: Will Scott
Finkernagel Ross portrait 3_30

Boscastle Road

A four-storey vertical lightwell has dramatically transformed this traditional Victorian property into an exceptional light and modern family home with a three-storey feature bookcase rising through the house. Appearing to cut its way through the building, the light well slots between the original rear elevation and the main body of the house, creating interconnected spaces between the original house and a new extension to the rear, where an impressive double-height glass extension encapsulates the new family living areas and the first floor above.

Photo: Nathalie Priem
fr wed1 1 2_44

Wedderburn Road

This exquisitely detailed contemporary extension to a Grade II listed detached London property is built almost entirely of glass and topped with a crisp marble-clad canopy which appears to float, allowing a clear view of the rear of the original Arts and Crafts house. The delicate and dematerialised enclosure houses a new family kitchen and dining area where sliding doors and frameless roof lights maximise daylight and blur the distinction between inside and outside space. Beyond, a John Soane inspired timber-paneled ante room creates an effortless transition between the listed building and the modern glass extension.

Photo: Will Scott
anders 151005 106 sa_54

Woodlands Avenue

Careful restoration, refurbishment and extension of this Edwardian semi-detached London house has transformed this building into a characterful family home suitable for modern living. Internally the dark, closed spaces of the original house have been broken up to create a fluid and open spaces.  Stylish interiors complement both the traditional and contemporary elements of the house – restored features sit alongside vintage, contemporary and more traditional pieces of furniture and custom-made joinery items.

Photo: Ben Anders
david vintiner  mg 5250_64

Regency Terrace

Every detail of the interior of this Grade II listed Regency house has been meticulously renovated to bring it back to life. Floors have been re-leveled, the stone staircase refurbished and balconies brought back to their former glory. Original features such as shutters and cornices have been resorted, re-injecting character that had faded from the house through years of neglect. The past is now effortlessly interwoven with the present, and the house is once again a proud, characterful home befitting its elegant Belgravia location.

Photo: David Vintiner
Finkernagel Ross portrait 3_72
shot 02 fr quilter st14470_74

Quilter Street

A thoughtful renovation and interior design of this small East London worker’s cottage coupled with dressing, styling and photographing the property on completion resulted in a 20% uplift in its rental value. On the ground floor, living spaces have been opened up to create light and welcoming spaces. Upstairs, vaulted ceilings give the impression of space in a relatively tight floor plan, and exposed brick walls and restored Victorian fireplaces in the bedrooms retain the character of the building.

shot 01 fr quilter st14464_76
shot 03 fr quilter st14486_78
shot 13 fr quilter st14589_80