Balcorne Street

Balcorne St Hagen Hall

Balcorne Street

Focusing closely on timber design and detailing, Studio Hagen Hall’s transformation of a constrained terraced house takes inspiration from the precision and elegance of sailing boat joinery, with ingenious storage solutions concealed within the bespoke elm veneer furniture and fittings.

Balcorne St Hagen Hall
Balcorne St Hagen Hall
Balcorne St Hagen Hall
Balcorne St Hagen Hall

Multidisciplinary interior design studio and architects Studio Hagen Hall have transformed a constrained terraced house in East London, adding a new floor and refurbishing the property throughout to accommodate the client’s growing family.

Having gained planning permission to build a mansard loft extension, the clients asked Studio Hagen Hall to maximise space by creating a light and airy living area with capacious hidden storage, executed in natural, high quality materials.

An elm interior

Focusing closely on timber design and detailing, the interior architecture takes inspiration from the precision and elegance of sailing boat joinery, with ingenious storage solutions concealed within the bespoke elm veneer furniture and fittings.

The spatial design creates an unfolding sequence of rooms across two levels, including a family bathroom, study, master bedroom and ensuite. These spaces lead on from a light refurbishment to the ground floor kitchen and connect to the rest of the house via a new stair that provides a modern interpretation of the existing one.

An earthy palette of materials has been used throughout the house, with rich, warm elm and cedar beautifully complemented by polished brass, pinktoned clay and sea-green quartzite.

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