Book Tower


Book Tower House, designed by Platform 5 Architects, is a typical late Victorian mid-terraced house in Hampstead, London. The original property contained art and antiques that influenced decorative aspects, which the owners were keen to retain and highlight, while introducing contemporary interventions.


The main highlight is the double height bookcase. The owners did a great job tying in an antique chest of draws with paintings in the main hallway combining modernity and classicism. Also beautiful wooden hall chairs are seen throughout the house.

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England circa 1840 apothecary chest (AZ160), England circa 1900 lacquer chair (AY67)


A side extension to the existing kitchen was formed by resting an oak rib and skin structure, externally clad in zinc, onto the brick party wall. Notice the white ball sculptures that create a great accent contrasting the sharp lines of the wall. An antique bowl used to give the table a disproportioned demeanor.

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Frane circa 1850 pair of stone balls (AZ26), Italy circa 1890 set of wooden bowls (AZ99)


The entrance of the house is clean and simple allowing the male nude to stand out. Less of a collected look, more of a gallery display, with nothing distracting your attention, until you see the bookcase of course.

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France circa 1910 charcoal nude (AY238), U.S. circa 1973 graphite drawings (U92612M)

You can view the entire project at platform 5 architects.

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