The Workshop

London NW1



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Designed by Henning Stummel as a family home and architecture studio, this masterful live/work house featured on Channel Four’s Grand Designs and recently received an RIBA award.

The property occupies a secluded and peaceful backland site accessed through a gap in a Victorian terrace. Formerly a furniture workshop, it has been rebuilt to high modern standards within the same envelope.

The house has a modest street frontage, with warehouse doors providing access to an internal parking space. Glazed doors open up to reveal a soaring live/work space, with electrically operated skylights and huge windows providing extraordinary levels of natural light. The architect has retained the original industrial language, with a pitched roof and delicate steel frame. The space is currently divided by a freestanding storage unit, which contains bookshelves for the architecture studio on one side and kitchen cupboards on the other. The kitchen leads in turn to a dining area, and off to one side is a more intimate sitting area with a wood-burning stove and folding doors onto a courtyard garden. There is a polished concrete floor throughout.

The sleeping accommodation is hidden at the rear of the space, contained within a series of plywood boxes and accessed via a full-height pivoting door. On the lower floor there is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, a second double bedroom that looks onto a small courtyard, and a further bathroom. Upstairs is a third bedroom with a parquet wood floor, a shower room, and a study on the mezzanine overlooking the living space. There is a fresh-air ventilation system in the bedrooms.

The house has huge amounts of storage, including a utility room beyond the dining room, and a very large cellar.

Royal College Street is close to an excellent selection of shops, markets, bars and restaurants in Camden and Kentish Town, with the more extensive facilities of the West End also within easy reach. Local transport links include Camden Town Underground Station (Northern Line) and Camden Road Overground Station. Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park, with their large areas of green space, are within walking distance.

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.

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