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Upside-Down House
by Collective Works

Upside-Down House by Collective Works
Margaret DeLange

Upside-Down House has been transformed from a narrow, dark Victorian terrace into a spacious bespoke home for a Scandinavian family.

Collective Works has created a home for the family with spaces designed for being together, for quiet thinking and for robust play. The extension and renovation maintains and enhances the house's historic features to create a home with character.

The studio punched holes in the narrow and dark original building to allow light to fill the previously dark spaces. Carefully designed bespoke joinery was utilised and the studio took advantage of the high ceilings to make the home both fun and spacious.

The colours and interior design aimed to create a retreat from the outside world and offer moments of repose, relaxation and rejuvenation, all hidden behind a humble historic Highgate facade.

This project has been longlisted in the house interior category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Designer: Collective Works
Project: Upside-Down House

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