This bright and modern home at Parkholme Road, London was designed for architect James Macdonald Wright, his wife, filmmaker Tamara Tracz, and their three children. Edwardian beauty from 1893 was completely renovated with the respect for the environment. Goal was to preserve the building’s historic integrity while achieving high levels of energy reduction by using solar energy. All materials were sourced locally, with recycled copper cladding from Hackney Wick, coppiced chestnut fencing from Sussex and slate roof tiles from Wales.
Besides energy, another quest for Macdonald Wright Architects was spacious living area that’s created with incorporated terrace, kitchen, dinning space and living area on the ground floor. On the first floor is a library, a bathroom and the children’s rooms, while the top floor is a space where are placed main bedroom with bathroom, office and walk-in-closet. Nature plank flooring made by Dinesen treated with lye and soap are sculptural element and décor per se in this minimalist and simple residence. Contemporary living room with the staircase is definitely a prime attraction of the house where old and new mix in the perfect balance. It also serves as a display for architect’s beautiful collection of ceramics.
Minimal Interior Design in traditional Edwardian house
A perfect modern home that is sustainable and respects original traditional architecture.
Rattan floor lamp from Michael Sodeau Bolla collection settled near white brick wall fireplace and Edwardian bay window.
images via Macdonald Wright Architects / Dinesen