Charlton Brown Architecture & Interiors

When tasked with replacing a 1930s home in Hampstead, north London, Charlton Brown were given a simple brief: it should be flooded with light.

From the outside, this family home features an elegant, traditionally-inspired appearance with strong Arts and Crafts references. Charlton Brown’s addition of unique flourishes – such as a triple-height porch and glazed balustrades – offer clues to the strikingly contemporary interiors within. 

The spacious entrance hall has become a focal point of the design, bringing sunlight into the centre of the plan, as this reflects across the tall, light limestone walls that pierce through the house. Above, timber walkways link the five bedrooms to main staircase, which is complete with a Charlton Brown-designed bespoke lighting fixture.

Throughout the 12,100 sqft home, Charlton Brown have led on all architecture, interior and furniture design elements. This has resulted in a series of carefully crafted, luxurious interiors, with a focus on natural, high-quality materials, such as timber and stone, and beautiful craftsmanship – lending each space its own personality. 

Quiet luxury is paired with imagination, to light into the lower level of the house. Along the oak floor of the entrance hallway, six glazed inlays allow natural light to stream into the hallways below. A transparent partition continues this sense of spaciousness in the basement family room, while also providing innovative wine bottle storage. In addition, a deep lightwell, lined with a lush green planted wall, brings light into the basement gym, complemented by bespoke tables in powder-coated steel and Verde Alpi marble.