View of a bookshelf, staircase and kitchen on the interior of Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects

Neil Dusheiko transforms London fashion showroom into light-filled home

Architect Neil Dusheiko has converted a showroom in west London into a bright, contemporary residence designed to meet the changing needs of its elderly owners.

Nicknamed Danish Mews House for its minimalist Scandinavian furnishings, the home is tucked away in a quiet mews lane in the Lancaster Gate area.

Exterior of Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects
The mews house was once a showroom for the owner's fashion company

Although in recent years the current owners repurposed the building as a showroom and warehouse for their clothing company, it was originally built as a Georgian coach house for storing horse-drawn carriages.

Dusheiko's primary concerns when converting the property into a home were bringing in more light, as well as making sure that the interior could support its inhabitants as they grow older.

Light wood kitchen with seating area and glazed wall looking out at a stairwell
The main kitchen and sitting room are on the first floor

For this purpose, the house was fitted with a guest bedroom, kitchenette and toilet on the ground floor, which could ultimately be used by the inhabitants themselves in case their mobility becomes restricted.

A lift was installed to provide easy access to the upper floors of the house, which can also be reached via a central staircase.

Man sitting on a staircase behind a wall of gridded glazing inside Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects
Glazing in the stairwell brings light into the living spaces

In the stairwell, a newly installed skylight and a wall of gridded glazing on the first-floor landing allow sunlight to seep into the interior.

Behind the glass partition lies a sitting room and a kitchen with oatmeal-coloured cabinetry as well as a small dining area.

Staircase illuminated by skylight inside Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects
Light leaks in from a skylight at the top of the stairwell. Photo by Rachael Smith

Both here and throughout the rest of the home, several of the furnishings were sourced from well-known Danish design brands including Carl Hansen, Louis Poulsen and Montana.

The second floor is illuminated by six new dormer windows and accommodates another two bedrooms plus their respective en-suite bathrooms.

The principal bedroom is largely clad in wood, save for a section on the rear wall that is finished in chintzy floral wallpaper.

Glazed doors with black metal frames run along one side of the room and can be slid open to access a sun terrace lined in Douglas fir battens.

Bedroom interior of Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects with wooden doors and chintzy wallpaper
Floral wallpaper features in the principal bedroom. Photo by Rachael Smith

The space is decorated with a couple of folding director's chairs and a built-in white-brick planter.

Danish Mews House is one of several residential projects that Neil Dusheiko has completed in London.

Bedroom with wood-panelled sun terrace in Danish Mews House
The room also has its own sun terrace. Photo by Rachael Smith

Previously, the architect created a home for his father-in-law in Stoke Newington, in which a striking wall of shelving is used to display ceramics and glassware.

Dusheiko also overhauled a home in Hammersmith, introducing a curved brick extension and a cinema room.

The photography is by Ståle Eriksen unless stated otherwise.


Project credits:

Architect: Neil Dusheiko Architects
Structural engineer: Price and Myers
Contractor: ABC Limited
Quantity surveyor: White and Lloyd

More images and plans

Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects
Ground floor plan
Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects
First floor plan
Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects
Second floor plan
Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects
Roof plan
Staircase inside Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects
Staircase inside Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects
Staircase inside Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects
Kitchen interior of Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects
Interior of Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects
Sun terrace inside Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects
Sun terrace inside Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects
Bathroom interior of Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects