The Architects Own House
When architects Cathie Curran and her partner found out that they were expecting twins, they soon agreed that it was time to find a home which could accommodate the family. As an architect, Cathie wanted to design the house herself. An emphasis was put on making the house functional for everyone in the family, without compromising the design, and the home is full of custom-made details and personal touches.
Private residence, London, England
Architect: Cathie Curran
Thickness: 35 mm. Width: 350 mm.
Finish: Lye and white soap
NB! The photos show the newly installed, newly finished floor. Deviations due to natural patina, wear or inadequate maintenance may occur.
The couple bought a Victorian house in West London. The house was so worn down that it had been rented out as a set for Woody Allen’s film, Cassandra’s Dream. It took a huge effort to make the house habitable. The house needed rewiring and re-piping, and walls
had to be torn down to create a better layout for the house. The kitchen was expanded, and a glass roof which lets in plenty of daylight was fitted, and 3 new bathrooms were installed. In some rooms, the couple had solid plank floors from Dinesen fitted, and in other rooms, the old floors could be renovated and painted.