In a newly remodeled Victorian terrace house in Hampstead Heath belonging to a family of four, the kitchen’s wall of colorful cabinets extends all the way up to the study on the mezzanine above. And steel-frame windows connect table to garden.
The bold design is the work of Melissa Robinson of MW Architects, who was inspired by the structure’s existing “split section”: The front of the house is half a story taller than the back. “The owners thought the steps down to the original kitchen were a negative aspect of the property,” says Robinson, “but we immediately saw the potential to connect the key living spaces and open up the kitchen into a dramatic but functional family room.” Formerly “dark and pokey,” the room is now an architectural puzzle of solids and voids, planes and angles—the dynamic hub of a traditional house reinvented.
Photography by French & Tye from MW Architects, unless otherwise noted.
The room is lit by surface-mounted spotlights, which Robinson has said she prefers over recessed lighting because “they give a lot more flexibility, particularly with the shelving system. You can direct them wherever you like.”
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on December 17, 2013.
Frequently asked questions
Who designed the London open plan kitchen remodel?
The London open plan kitchen remodel was designed by MC Architects.
Who created the colorful plywood cabinets in the London kitchen remodel?
The colorful plywood cabinets in the London kitchen remodel were created by Uncommon Projects.
What color are the plywood cabinets in the London kitchen remodel?
The plywood cabinets in the London kitchen remodel are a range of vibrant colors, including yellow, green, and blue.
What is unique about the London kitchen remodel design?
The London kitchen remodel design features an open-plan layout with colorful plywood cabinets that add a playful and unique touch to the space.
Are the plywood cabinets durable for everyday use?
Yes, the plywood cabinets in the London kitchen remodel are durable and built to last for everyday use.
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