They Made Their Own Sofa—and Just About Everything Else in Their Family’s Quirky London Flat

Mike McMahon and Jewlsy Mathews took on projects ranging from casting concrete counters to CNC-machining a dining room set with a built-in fruit bowl.

Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac just paces from London’s Kings Cross is a small, unassuming development set around a courtyard. The brick apartment building has two balconies overflowing with ferns and more jungle-like greenery, hinting at the urban oasis that is Mike McMahon and Jewlsy Mathews’s home, which they recently reimagined almost entirely themselves.

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Mandi Keighran
Design and travel writer based in London.


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