Residential ArchitectureHousesBayswater House in London by McLean Quinlan Architects

Bayswater House in London by McLean Quinlan Architects

Bayswater House in London by McLean Quinlan Architects

Architects: McLean Quinlan Architects
Project: Bayswater House
Location: London, United Kingdom
Photography: Peter Cook

Situated in the far corner of a mews, our brief for this project was to create a contemporary family home. To respect the existing architecture of the mews, we designed a home that has a more traditional feel on the outside, with bricks and sash windows, but which has a distinctively modern feel inside.

Bayswater House in London by McLean Quinlan Architects 1

Previously a commercial garage, the existing building and façade had to be demolished, so this was almost entirely a new build. A particular challenge was to bring daylight deep into the middle of the building and this was achieved, in spite of a relatively dense floorplan across the three floors, by exploiting all opportunities to allow light to flow into and around the building.

Bayswater House in London by McLean Quinlan Architects 2

An open and full-height stairwell through the centre of the property, an internal courtyard at first floor level and tall internal window slots were used to create a sense of openness as well as throw light and views through the building.

Bayswater House in London by McLean Quinlan Architects 3

Previously a two-storey building, a new floor was added to Bayswater house an open plan kitchen and living space, with a terrace. This new floor was veiled behind a traditional slate mansard roof with raised brick gables, which helped create a level of privacy to the new spaces, whilst echoing the form of adjacent buildings.

Bayswater House in London by McLean Quinlan Architects 4

Careful detailing, bespoke joinery and the use of beautiful natural materials, such as oak, slate and granite, add to the sense of space in this relatively compact site. As well as a lift that runs from top to bottom, the ground and first floor contain four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a home cinema, study, gym and double garage.

Bayswater House in London by McLean Quinlan Architects 5

Bayswater House in London by McLean Quinlan Architects 6

Bayswater House in London by McLean Quinlan Architects 7

Bayswater House in London by McLean Quinlan Architects 8

Park Haven Apartment Reconceived as an Urban Retreat

A Park Haven apartment, located at the edge of Hong Kong’s busiest commercial district Causeway Bay, is now reconceived as an urban retreat. Keshia, a globetrotting dining and travel writer, had commissioned Hong Kong interior design architect LAAB ...

Multimedia Exhibition, Moments of History – The Time Corridor

Multimedia exhibition in the corridor between historical and new building of the National Museum in Prague. The corridor is a raw concrete shell connecting places, transferring information, and organizing people.

Pest Cottage / Caleb Johnson Studio

On-site of the family compound was a former work shed that had been converted into a sparse, yet beautifully located cottage, fondly reserved for unruly grandchildren to let loose.

Hereford Apartment: A Central Auckland Retreat by Hare Interiors

A central Auckland apartment with magnificent views of the harbour. Hare Interiors has created a calm retreat away from the bustle of Ponsonby Road. A subtle palette within the interior is complimented with textural stones, bold forms and accents of colour.

The Beach Lab Project by Surfside Projects

Architects: Surfside Projects Project: The Beach Lab Project size: 1698 ft2 Site size: 7500 ft2 Location: Encinitas, California Photography: Darren Bradley The Beach Lab project was completed in 2017 by...

Related Articles