Located in an old traditional piece of London, Victorian houses line both sides of the street. Now there’s The Yellow Door, the gate between the beauty of old London and contemporary open plan living space.

In this project, solutions were sought to adapt traditional houses to contemporary living. Small rooms on the ground floor have been combined to form a multi layer open plan living, dining, kitchen and library. Spaces are defined by material, light, color, levels and lighting solutions, in successive intersection of layers. The Goal: to unlock the full length of the house, connecting the street to the back garden.

The kitchen extension to the full width of the site and the removal of internal walls unlocked the expression of the sequence of living spaces, inspired in the Japanese wisdom of definition and delimitation of areas and functions without the use of walls or other physical barriers. The center of the living space is the dining table designed using parametric modelling. The script generates an undulating shape that captures the light from the bay window and light features.

With the belief that the quality of architectural space supersedes the value of an additional bedroom, a generous master bedroom with en-suite was added to the existing loft space. This floor is designed as a Home within Home, including lounge area, bedroom and dressing space, organized in an open plan arrangement but defined by the difference in floor levels.

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Modern home with Exterior, Brick Siding Material, House Building Type, Tile Roof Material, and Flat RoofLine. Entrance door with feature Victorian tiles Photo  of The Yellow Door

Entrance door with feature Victorian tiles

Modern home with Living Room, Bookcase, Pendant Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. Living dining and kitchen open space, with bespoke dining table and library Photo 2 of The Yellow Door

Living dining and kitchen open space, with bespoke dining table and library

Modern home with Dining Room, Light Hardwood Floor, Shelves, and Table. Dining Room with bespoke table (created with parametric modelling), bespoke library shelving units and feature ceiling Photo 3 of The Yellow Door

Dining Room with bespoke table (created with parametric modelling), bespoke library shelving units and feature ceiling

Modern home with Living Room and Ceiling Lighting. Bespoke library shelves with feature ceiling Photo 4 of The Yellow Door

Bespoke library shelves with feature ceiling

Modern home with Kitchen, Engineered Quartz Counter, Open Cabinet, Light Hardwood Floor, Subway Tile Backsplashe, and Pendant Lighting. Kitchen with bespoke integrated informal dining table Photo 5 of The Yellow Door

Kitchen with bespoke integrated informal dining table

Modern home with Kitchen, Engineered Quartz Counter, Accent Lighting, Open Cabinet, Wood Cabinet, Ceramic Tile Backsplashe, Light Hardwood Floor, Subway Tile Backsplashe, and Stone Counter. Kitchen with bespoke wine, spices and tea display shelves Photo 6 of The Yellow Door

Kitchen with bespoke wine, spices and tea display shelves

Modern home with Bedroom, Light Hardwood Floor, and Chair. Master bedroom with lounge area Photo 7 of The Yellow Door

Master bedroom with lounge area

Modern home with Bedroom, Light Hardwood Floor, and Bed. Master bedroom Photo 8 of The Yellow Door

Master bedroom

Modern home with Bath Room, Engineered Quartz Counter, Vessel Sink, Ceramic Tile Floor, and Ceramic Tile Wall. En-suite bathroom Photo 9 of The Yellow Door

En-suite bathroom

Modern home with Bath Room, Alcove Tub, Ceramic Tile Wall, Engineered Quartz Counter, and Ceramic Tile Floor. En-suite bathroom with feature bath tub Photo 10 of The Yellow Door

En-suite bathroom with feature bath tub

Interior Design
Landscape Design
Builder
  • Elite
Photographer
  • Lia Silva
Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 0
  • 0
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2019
  • Square Feet
  • 1500
  • Lot Size
  • 1500
  • Smart Home Tech
  • Google Home
  • Press

    Awards
  • Publications