John Allsopp x Ana Engelhorn - Chiswick Redevelopment

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This Edwardian house in Chiswick, untouched since perhaps the 1950s, presented a unique opportunity to create an extraordinary family home.

Chiswick Redevlopment reception, bedroom and stairs
Chiswick Redevlopment reception, bedroom and stairs

 

Architect and Interior Designer

John Allsopp (Architect)was approached by Ana Engelhorn (Interior Design) to collaborate in re-imagining the property.

Built over three floors with high ceilings and a substantial garden, the goal was to double the internal living space while carrying out a full refurbishment from top to bottom.

Most of the additional space is gained through the creation of a new basement that occupies the full footprint of the property.

Chiswick Redevelopment basement
Chiswick Redevelopment basement

 

The ground floor is extended to the rear and side and the roof form on the top floor is converted, also to the rear, to provide additional living space.

Chiswick Redevelopment ground floor
Chiswick Redevelopment ground floor

 

Architecturally, decisions were made in the re-arrangement of the internal layout specifically to allow interior statements typical to the designer. This was primarily achieved by re-locating the main stair from the entrance hall to a full-height stairwell, which released internal spaces on all levels, and particularly at the top floor Master Bedroom.

Chiswick Redevelopment first floor
Chiswick Redevelopment first floor

Chiswick Redevelopment ground floor extension
Chiswick Redevelopment ground floor extension

Chiswick Redevelopment second floor
Chiswick Redevelopment second floor

 

Living Room

The living room is designed to be a welcoming and relaxing space that is filled with books, artwork, two big plush sofas that face each other and a working chimney to enjoy open fires in colder weather. There is a separate, smaller seating area to sit and have a coffee in the morning, and a place was reserved for a small desk and a piano – both important elements to this family. The wall colours have been chosen to complement the yellow from the hallway.

Chiswick Redevelopment living room mood board
Chiswick Redevelopment living room mood board

 

Chiswick Redevelopment living room concept board
Chiswick Redevelopment living room concept board

 

Chiswick Redevelopment living room
Chiswick Redevelopment living room

 

Kitchen

This well-thought-out kitchen can be used and enjoyed by the whole family throughout the day, easily doubling up as a dining room and a gathering spot. Aga and Plain English are the brands of choice for this room. The kitchen is the central room in the house for this family and they would thus like it to be functional yet comfortable. Furthermore, a door to the outside opens up the space, bringing in light and nature, adding to the relaxed, warm atmosphere.

Chiswick Development kitchen mood board
Chiswick Development kitchen mood board

 

Chiswick Redevelopment concept board
Chiswick Redevelopment concept board

 

Chiswick Redevelopment kitchen
Chiswick Redevelopment kitchen

 

Master Bedroom

The Master Bedroom is the owners’ inner sanctum and stretches across the top floor. They wanted a peaceful environment where they could relax and unwind. A freestanding Drummonds Bath sits under the slanting roof in the bedroom and bespoke joinery along the main wall houses their clothing. The adjoining room across the staircase is the master bathroom, complete with a walk-in-shower, two basins and a toilet.

Chiswick Redevelopment master bedroom mood board
Chiswick Redevelopment master bedroom mood board

 

Chiswick Redevelopment master bedroom concept board
Chiswick Redevelopment master bedroom concept board

 

Chiswick Redevelopment master bedroom
Chiswick Redevelopment master bedroom

 

A Design Process

John and Ana divide the project into similar stages of work, but each reflect the specific responsibilities of their roles as architect and interior designer respectively.

An outline of John's architectural process can be found here and Ana's here.

 

John Allsopp

John Allsopp
John Allsopp

 

Before launching his studio, John held senior positions in the interior and architecture industry, most recently in the role of Project Director at a leading international design practice. A fully qualified architect for the past 17 years John’s work has consistently been driven by the needs for personal, bespoke service for demanding clients and contexts while delivering the highest levels of design.

His work experience includes a number of residences, fine dining restaurants and luxury resorts - in locations from London to mainland Europe, the United States, the Far East, the Indian Ocean, Brazil and the Caribbean.

John is a multiple international design competition awardee. His personal work has been featured by the BBC, Wired Magazine and architectural software developers Graphisoft, amongst others. John was recently included in the under-40’s group of the Power List in London.

https://john-allsopp.com/ | Instagram

 

Ana Engelhorn

Ana Engelhorn
Ana Engelhorn

 

Born in Switzerland, with Spanish and German roots, founder and creative director Ana Engelhorn incorporates her international background and interests in travel and art into her exquisite interiors.

Having received her interior design certification from The Professional Design Institute, she has worked across Continental Europe for ten years, with her designs featuring in a variety of prestigious UK and Spanish magazines and newspapers.

Now based in London, Engelhorn is excited to meet new clients and share her energy and ideas on how to live better with the old, the renewed and the new.

Echoing the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, Ana’s perfectly imperfect style brings out a room’s innate authenticity, celebrating the imperfections found in natural building materials and highlighting rich textural sensations.

In older buildings, Ana focuses on restoring a room to its natural state, highlighting any historical features, while adding a modern twist. In new-build homes, she is guided by the client’s needs to inform the design and shape of the house, bringing in natural elements to complement the new. Ana loves working with organic materials and furniture in its raw state to craft luxurious, stunning interiors our clients feel at home in.

https://anaengelhorn.com/ | Ana's Instagram

 

Photos: John Allsopp Studio | Floor plans: John Allsopp Studio | Mood & concept boards: Ana Engelhorn Interior Design | Illustrations: Liam Wales

 

Living Room Mood Board

Colour Beryl Green |Colour Opaline Green | Antique French Oak Flooring | Holland and sherry

 

Living Room Concept Board

Dresser: Ana Engelhorn Interior Design | Piano Ana Engelhorn Interior Design | Sofa | Armchair | Fireplace | Coffee Table |Chandelier: Ana Engelhorn Interior Design

 

Kitchen Mood Board

Colour Sulking Room Pink | Colour Pean Black | Colour Rangwali | Brick Floor | Brass Finishes

 

Kitchen Concept Board

Kitchen | Cupboard: Ana Engelhorn Interior Design | Glass Doors | Central Island | Dining Room Table: Ana Engelhorn Interior Design Platner | Dining Room Chairs: Ana Engelhorn Interior Design Verpan | Open Shelves

 

Bedroom Mood Board

Wall Colour | Antique French Oak Flooring | Bed Covers

 

Bedroom Concept Board

Bed |Cupboards | Mirror | Chandelier: Ana Engelhorn Interior Design | Bath | Chaise longue | Plant