Mews House

Home is where the art is.

We designed and built this project from concept to completion. Beautiful artwork from the likes of Andy Warhol, Mark Quinn, Edward Burtynsky, Marylin Minter and others expresses itself against a textured pale palette and adventurous architectural detail.

The challenge was to retain the charm of a traditional three storey mews house built in 1870, but to create something that felt very light, spacious and open. An unexpected sense of gallery expanse feeling behind a conventional mews facade. We managed this by fitting very large skylights along the rear roof. One is two and a half meters long and ‘frameless’ so when you look up it almost appears to be open and forms part of a triple height light well that has a level of walk on glass. We also made the ground floor ceiling heights three meters tall and fitted a sweeping open stair case with another sky light above it, all of which add to the natural light.

The sweeping stair case was also designed by Play. We wanted it to be sculptural and stunning without dominating the space. It looks beautiful when the natural light shines through it and also in the evening when lit from underneath.