Fin House

Inter Urban Studios, London, 2016


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Side return and refurbishment of Victorian terraced house

This Victorian house side return extension uses a series of angled bronze-plated fins to create privacy and drama to what would otherwise be a standard layout.

Iridescent bricks and polished concrete floors are paired with white walls and Italian lighting design to create a refined composition that is a thorough re-imagining of the terraced house.

It was important to have large areas of white walls with spotlights to highlight the client's art collection, creating the extension as a gallery and sculpture.

The front rooms are largely preserved with original wall panels and new modern suspended bookshelves for the client's large art book collection.


  • Begun: Mar 2016
  • Completed: Nov 2016
  • Floor area: 145m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £225,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Feb 2016
  • Procurement: JCT MW
  • Address: 6 Elphinstone Street, London, N5 1BS, United Kingdom

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