Roland Cowan Architects have recently completed the refurbishment and extension of a former artist's studio in Chelsea.
A partial mezzanine floor has been inserted into the existing double height space onto which is situated an informal living area, master bedroom and bathroom. A glazed wall gives the bedroom views out through both the interior and the existing double height windows to the street beyond while glazed slots have been inserted into the mezzanine to allow light to penetrate deep into the ground floor plan. This mezzanine is reached by means of a cantilevered stone clad stair. Other interventions include the formation of a new kitchen, which floats over the main stair to the lower ground floor bedroom accommodation below.