From Stairway to Heaven
If removing a spiral staircase and replacing it with a luxury kitchen sounds like a radical refurbishment, then take a look at these remarkable photographs of the finished space. All you will see is a gorgeous, hand-made kitchen that might always have been there.
This clever transformation of a maisonette in Queens Park, London, was masterminded by the designers and project managers at Huntsmore. Eamonn Agha, a director at Huntsmore, explains the challenge. ‘The property was in a tired state and had an impractical layout. We had to reconfigure the entire property.’
‘To create space, we removed the cast-iron spiral staircase from the middle of the maisonette, and installed a staircase in a newly-created hallway. A kitchen then took the place of the spiral stair, and the galley utility room replaced the existing kitchen space.’
Huntsmore chose deVol to build the kitchen. Perrin & Rowe have considerable experience working with deVol, and in fact manufacture a special Aged Brass finish exclusively for them.
In this project, the design forms a natural symmetry, both pleasing to the eye and effective in optimising the limited space. Eamonn is very proud of the completed work. ‘The island is made from a rich, dark Iroko wood, hard-wearing and beautiful. The material works well with the traditional shaker door furniture and ties in well with the property's period features. It is perfectly complemented by Perrin & Rowe’s Ionian tap, in deVol’s own Aged Brass finish. (We also specified Perrin & Rowe’s Mayan in the utility room). The warmth and subtle accents of the brass finish are carried through features in both rooms, and the rest of the property.’
Special thanks to Eamonn and Hana at Huntsmore for their time, and sharing the wonderful photography with us.