Londoner Marcus Lee turned a narrow lot next to a pickle works into a high-flying wood retreat with a garden out back and plenty of soaring space upstairs.
Marcus Lee and Rachel Hart’s wonderful wooden home sits at the end of a quiet London lane and politely turns its back on the workshops next door.
The second-floor family bathroom has an interior window overlooking the kitchen below.
Here, architect Marcus Lee maximized every bit of space in his London house by creating a third floor up in the eaves so that his girls—Mae, 6, Jodie, 8, and Ruby, 10—could have a study and three separate bedrooms.
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The dining area benefits from the abundant natural light that pours in from the garden.
On the top floor the children have a sequence of bedrooms built into the eaves with space enough for desks and a choice of standard bed or bunk bed.
Out in the garden, Lee designed a large cupboard with a sliding door and bank of shelves.
The main living area on the ground floor has plenty of storage, bookcases, and a Danish wood-burning stove, which pivots to throw heat and light in different directions.