Renovation of Private Residence • Harrods Depository, Barns, London, UK
The challenge of this project is to unleash the untapped potential of a highly compartmentalized layout and address the lack of natural light in this late Victorian warehouse on the south bank of the River Thames in Barnes. This space served as a furniture depository for Harrods for decades and requires much more than a simple clean-up to be converted into a residential loft for a young professional couple and their two pre-teen children. The proposed project involves raising the ceiling to unlock the spaciousness of the loft and create an airy feel. The space will also be stripped down, and a beautifully integrated open-plan refurbishment will be carried out. The use of mirrors on top of the cupboards will create reflections and showcase the original structure of the loft at its best.