TI House

TI House

Architecte
TR Studio
Lieu
London, UK | View Map
Année du projet
2020
Catégorie
Maisons privées
Kjalina Krawczyk

TI House

TR Studio en tant que Architectes.

Known as TI House, TR Studio were briefed by the private residential client to structurally overhaul the internal layout of the property.

photo_credit Kjalina Krawczyk
Kjalina Krawczyk

The four-storey townhouse located in Chelsea is surrounded by a mix of mid-19th century terrace are grade II listed houses, sharing a similar local vernacular and architectural language including mansard roofs and lower ground floor levels. As such, TR Studio wanted to create an interior with equal character for its client.

photo_credit Kjalina Krawczyk
Kjalina Krawczyk

With conservation area restrictions in place and limited external changes permitted, TR Studio stripped the property back to its external shell. A tall, narrow terrace, TR Studio began the build by completely reconfiguring the vertical circulation between floors to create a more connected interior for the family of four to interact.

photo_credit Kjalina Krawczyk
Kjalina Krawczyk

The studio relocated and reconfigured the main staircase to create a better flow and maximise space. Moving its footprint allowed for a double-height main stairwell, successfully opening up the space and creating a dramatic interior. Located centrally, the staircase creates a sense of symmetry which opens to a new main kitchen, dining and living space on the raised ground floor level.

photo_credit Kjalina Krawczyk
Kjalina Krawczyk

Here the studio removed several walls and extended the property into the garden with a double height infill extension. Utilising floor to ceiling sliding doors and a glazed roof created a light and airy interior and a new heart to the properties spatial design alongside providing a better connection to the garden.

photo_credit Kjalina Krawczyk
Kjalina Krawczyk

A tonal palette of chalky, earthy hues are employed throughout the property. In the main living space, a mix of fluted joinery, mid-century furniture pieces, natural materials, textiles and rustic accessories create a texturally rich environment. Original large sash windows add a complimentary sense of tradition to the modern feel of the open plan floor. The bespoke kitchen crafted is a contemporary delight, crafted from cross sawn oak veneer, marble and touches of satin brass, it effortlessly evokes an understated luxury.

photo_credit Kjalina Krawczyk
Kjalina Krawczyk

TR Studio explored textured clay walls for the first time in all key rooms alongside the main stairwell to help connect the spaces vertically. Oak flooring was also chosen for cohesion, whilst a continuous timber handrail playfully runs all through the house uniting each room.

photo_credit Kjalina Krawczyk
Kjalina Krawczyk

On the lower ground floor is a casual family room and snug, with an open fireplace providing a warm and inviting environment and a bespoke cocktail bar for entertaining cleverly nestled into an alcove under the stairwell.

photo_credit Kjalina Krawczyk
Kjalina Krawczyk

Leading to the upper floors, TR Studio created a double height space in the main stairwell with curved walls and a skylight. Curved corners to stair raisers feature here, a signature of the studio. A linear pendant combined with the soft textured walls creates an atmospheric space.

photo_credit Kjalina Krawczyk
Kjalina Krawczyk

Upper floors house a master bedroom with ensuite, two children’s bedrooms, two guest bedrooms and a family bathroom. Echoing the design details of lower floors, fluted timber, brass and marble create a cosy and relaxed but undeniably chic bathroom complete with a free-standing bath, a Crittall-style glazed shower room door crafted from a variety of textured panels and handmade Moroccan zellige tiles cladding walls with subtle colour and character.

photo_credit Kjalina Krawczyk
Kjalina Krawczyk

TI House is unique family home that is both beautiful and functional. Showcasing modern luxury it uses space, light, natural materials and neutral tones to achieve a calm and serene interior, with a timeless contemporary appeal.

photo_credit Kjalina Krawczyk
Kjalina Krawczyk

Commenting on the project, founder and lead architect Tom Rutt says:

“This house was really about creating a refuge - balancing being in an urban environment with the need for calm, connections to nature, and a softness that is often lacking in London interiors.  The owners had returned from living in the US where they had balanced life in New York with a small lake house in the Hamptons. Here, in Chelsea this house had to provide both the urban hub and the retreat in one property.

photo_credit Kjalina Krawczyk
Kjalina Krawczyk

We used texture and some finely crafted details quite a lot in this house. Not in an old-fashioned stuffy Chelsea way, but in a very clean, modern way. There is stimulation, both visually and to the touch, but it is subtle. Ultimately it is a house that flows well now for a lively family with the kitchen as the absolute heart of the house - one of the requests from day one.”

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