HÛT are delighted to announce that De Beauvoir Townhouse has been shortlisted in the New London Architecture, Don’t Move Improve Awards 2020. The Townhouse ia a 3-storey mid-terrace townhouse for a musician in De Beauvoir, Hackney. The full house renovation included a reconfiguration of the existing layout, a reinstated entrance hall, reclad existing stair, extended space in ground floor, a garden and ground floor WC. HUT modernised the existing building; adding underfloor heating, contemporary fittings and high-performance glazing whilst maintaining a number of the original features. Natural light and the feeling of space was a key concern for the client and every opportunity was taken to increase the openness and brightness of the living spaces. The identity of the house and driving force behind its design was in the appreciation of craft, joinery and materials. This is evident in the handcrafted Granby fireplace; the entrance tiles; Douglas fir stair; and the Petersen black brick used externally and internally, all of which appear more beautiful over time. Photography by Emanuelis Stasaitis . For the full shortlist click here.