What happens when you take a Victorian brickmaking factory situated in London's Notting Hill and place it in the hands of a talented architectural practice with a dynamic vision for the space? Well, this happens. This is Clarendon Works.
Clarendon Works was designed by moreno:masey Architecture Studio.
Clarendon Works offers an incredible scale of living space - just over 4,100 sq/ft - arranged over five floors. The entire first floor forms one giant reception room that incorporates different seating and study areas. It’s a staggering space, with the east-west orientation bathing this entire level in natural light, and with the rich patina of the exposed brick walls playing off the pale wide plank Douglas Fir floors by Dinesen that extend throughout the interior.
Clarendon Works is being marketed by Domus Nova and Domus Loves recently interviewed the practice director of moreno:masey Architecture Studio, Rodrigo Moreno Masey, who explained the design concept and the challenges of this project.
In the interview Moreno Masey said: “One of the biggest challenges was defining spaces for living in a building with no previous residential history. The staircase was an interesting problem as it was located at the heart of the building and needed to be functional and somewhat anonymous, yet continue the vein of strong detailing that was apparent elsewhere. The top floor and roof space was also very thought-provoking. The pitch of the roof is incredibly high and here we created one large master bedroom suite with a bespoke shower falling straight from the roofline. We also created bespoke pieces for the bathroom to suit the angles of the space and managed to fit a discreet private terrace into the suite."
Moreno Masey goes on to explain: "Every building has capabilities beyond what is initially apparent, and when you fully unlock the potential, only then do you get an end result that is really fantastic. The best way to design these spaces is to look at what it could be at its absolute best. This might be way beyond the budget allowed, but if you start from that point and then work backwards, you manage to define what’s really important.”
The lower ground level includes a home cinema and gym, and a very impressive wine cellar.
"Every building has capabilities beyond what is initially apparent" ~ Rodrigo Moreno Masey
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For more details on Clarendon Works, see this property's listing with Domus Nova: domusnova.com/properties/buy/2175/4-bedroom-house-kensington-chelsea-notting-hill-clarendon-works-w11-moreno-masey-architecture-studio-london-for-sale/ Follow Domus Nova on Steller @domusnovalondon Follow Domus Nova on Twitter: twitter.com/domusnovalondon With thanks to Domus Loves for the interview extracts. For more information on the work of moreno:masey Architecture Studio visit: morenomasey.com/index.html