Voluminous, post-industrial spaces, an indoor vertical garden, and a multi-leveled layout lie inside this converted cooperage in London. This 2017 RIBA award-winning five-story, loft-style home, with a roof garden, was once a beer cask and barrel-making facility. It lies on a gated mews in Clerkenwell. The period property is entered by double doors that open onto a ground-floor mezzanine, which acts as a viewing platform for a triple-height space. To make the dramatic void, most of the ground floor was removed, which created views of the vaulted timber ceilings. A zigzagging, freestanding staircase in blackened steel sits within the open space, emphasizing the building’s vast proportions and creating the focal point for each floor. Black steel beams and pillars supporting the upper floors recall its industrial past.
Lush planting in the dining room in the form of a self-watering living wall creates a garden-like space, which is lit by a glass roof. The third floor, meanwhile, opens onto a tranquil roof terrace, which has a climber-clad steel pergola and clusters of potted plants. The dining room features a self-watering living wall.
The four- to five-bedroom house has 4,000 square feet of living space. It has a basement-level open-plan kitchen/living/dining room, a ground-floor utility room, three bedrooms, a bathroom, a study/fourth bedroom on the first floor, a second-floor primary bedroom suite with a terrace, and a third-floor roof terrace. The property has a food lift, which connects to all floors. Its roof garden, designed by Adolfo Harrison Gardens, has western, red-cedar flooring, a covered kitchen with counter seating, a barbecue area, an outdoor shower, and a water closet.
Article source: Mansion Global