After we visited Daniel Sanderson’s outstanding self-designed home in Stoke Newington, north London, a short while in the past, he gave us a tour of one other challenge he was busy refining: an equally outstanding maisonette inside a neighbouring townhouse. A number of days in the past, that house got here in the marketplace, and similar to its large sibling, the completed result’s greater than spectacular – particularly given the vast majority of it was hand-crafted within the designer’s backyard workshop.
The house in query sits on the sought-after Evering Street, conveniently near Rectory Street station, halfway between the luxurious landscapes of Stoke Newington Widespread and Hackney Downs. A conventional Victorian façade conceals a extremely thought of modern inside and rear extension which can be true to Daniel’s design DNA, constructed from the identical uncooked materials palette that avid followers of The Trendy Home might nicely recognise from its predecessor.
Daniel’s eye for supplies is obvious within the downstairs dwelling areas. Sandy London inventory bricks that outline the constructing’s unique construction are left naked as a homage to its heritage. The designer has chosen a palette that each enhances and contrasts with the house’s bones: putting black bricks and amber-hued quarry tiles that streamline the within with the out, operating underfoot within the kitchen, eating zones and the meticulously crafted non-public backyard terrace.
However nothing is as breathtaking because the woodwork – and Daniel is accountable for the whole lot you’ll be able to see. All of the joinery – from the oak louvres to the uncovered beams, the kitchen counter tops to the wood furnishings and the whole lot in between – has been made and turned by hand by the designer in his backyard workshop.
“Oak is my favorite materials to work with. Whereas it’s fairly difficult at occasions, it has sturdy structural integrity, finishes superbly and contrasts to the lighter native Douglas fir,” Daniel advised us throughout our go to. “I all the time attempt to be as sustainable as doable – I by no means throw a bit of wooden away. The tip-grain butcher’s block, as an example, is the centrepiece within the kitchen and was made with all of the left-over timber that was used for the kitchen cupboards.”
One in every of Daniel’s favorite rooms in the home is the primary bed room – its ground, particularly, holds a particular place in his coronary heart. “The geometric parquet flooring is created from smoked oak. I hand-cut over 3,000 items individually, which took weeks to finish,” he defined. The cornicing was a equally intricate affair. “I eliminated layers of outdated paint to disclose unique ornate roses. It had been painted over so many occasions it had turn into a caricature of itself.”
Daniel’s latest residential initiatives have seen him return to his roots: he skilled in structure on the Royal School of Artwork, however a stint engaged on industrial design initiatives adopted. His craftsmanship comeback coincided quite neatly with the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. In consequence, he had extra time than common to hone his great woodworking expertise, which he used to create the furnishings that sits in tune with the interiors and structure right here. It’s the connection between these three parts that Daniel is curious about exploring additional sooner or later. We’re eagerly ready to see what’s subsequent.