Spencer Courtyard

Award-winning architecture practice Kennedy Twaddle did a fantastic job transforming a former merchant’s yard into a mews of five contemporary homes in Finchley with sedum grooves and intricate brickwork.

The exposed ceilings of the double pitched roof, handmade birch ply kitchen and oak parquet give a beautiful feeling of craftsmanship to this build.

Huge windows show considered views throughout the single floor homes

The raised pitch gives a graphic feeling of volume throughout the sitting room/diner which we added primary colours and black and white to bringing in texture and material that would highlight the vast expanse of the room and the amount of light the rooms are bathed in.

Glazed doors open out onto the small courtyard garden which was covered with earth when we arrived. We suggested the developer cover it before the photographer came along to make the space sell well.  

We angled carpet and bed throw to echo the parquet flooring which is a feature throughout the place and added a set of sculptural marble pieces where jewellery could be displayed under a graphic poster to draw the eye to the back of themaster bedroom and lead you to the en-suite shower room. 

 To the other side of the entrance, there is a family bathroom and another bedroom equally bathed in light with huge statement eves and globe lights. We added statement Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen chairs to each bedroom and Berber rugs, keeping it simple so as not to take away from the beautiful details throughout the building or the view.



Petra Curtis

Lucy Ryder Richardson



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