Introducing Studio House by Jonathan Burlow Architects, a captivating transformation of a 1980s Victorian residential building.
The project focused on a meticulous refurbishment of the interior, which once resembled a maze of disconnected rooms with certain areas featuring suspended ceilings. This renovation was carried out in distinct phases, resulting in an extraordinary metamorphosis.
The central idea behind the design was to create an industrial-inspired shell within the existing residential exterior. This shell now serves as an open and interconnected space where residents can work, live, and entertain. One of the most remarkable changes involved the creation of a double-height area. This was achieved by demolishing and relocating a pre-existing bathroom on the first floor, adding a touch of grandeur to the interior while honoring the Victorian heritage from the street view.
Additionally, a first-floor balcony provides an enchanting overlook of the double-height space, fostering an environment of interconnectedness throughout the house. The emptied space boasts an industrial studio ambience, characterized by abundant windows that frame breathtaking views of Folkestone's picturesque hills.