17a Highbury Terrace Mews

Studio 54 Architecture, London, 2013


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View of the front looking north east up the mews 

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  • View of the front looking north east up the mews    
  • View of front looking north east    
  • View of front looking east    
  • View of front looking south east    
  •  View of new study area    
  • shower room    
  • Internal joinery    
  •  New windows in stair    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Roof plan    
  • Front elevations pre & post construction    
  • Original Front from South    
  • Sketch proposal for front elevation    
  • Sketch front elevation 2012    
  • Sketch of first floor    
  • Sketch of front elevation    
  • Cladding detail    

Renovation of a 1980s terrace house in Highbury

Highbury Terrace Mews is an eclectic mix of houses of all types and styles.

The house is part of a terrace of six built in 1988 in a confusion of styles with some ill considered detailing
The design brief evolved from a modest exercise to add a shower room and upgrade insulation into a project to completely re-design, simplify and rationalise the front elevation and to fit out a number of key internal spaces.

The elevation was modified by altering the roof line, replacing the windows and cladding the front above the ground floor: the Douglas fir cladding is of variable width and is stained charcoal black. The exposed brickwork at the ground floor level has been paint washed grey. Existing window openings have been reused and two new windows formed. Fixed windows are set flush with the cladding; opening windows are set back with deep set oiled cedar clad reveals internally.

The study and bedrooms are fitted out in cedar.


  • Begun: Apr 2013
  • Completed: Sep 2013
  • Floor area: 78m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £150,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Feb 2013
  • Procurement: JCT Householders
  • Address: Highbury Terrace Mews, London, N5 1AU, United Kingdom

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