The Up Atlantic Room
A rare opportunity to stay in a guest room in an architect's residence, The Up Atlantic Room is the result of an extraordinary renovation within a Victorian house in South London.
Owner architect Colin Macinnes' story is a fascinating one; his home became an architectural project allowing him gain a deeper understanding of building practices. Following major transformation of the two upper levels of the charming Victorian house, a spacious open plan living and kitchen area now occupies the upper floor, whilst the lower floor has a private triple-glazed guest room with small outdoor terrace and communal bathroom access. The style is industrial yet with clever use of reclaimed timber from the original roof space. Guests have use of the upper space until 10am each morning to make tea or coffee and relax in the lounge, after which it is used as Colin's working studio.
Insulation was a major factor in the renovation, meaning the space is kept warm and soundproofed, ideal within such an urban location. The area of Loughborough Junction where the house is situated is walking distance to popular Brixton, and even has an art house cinema virtually opposite, whilst a 2-minute walk brings you to the nearest station and fast connection to London Blackfriars and all the capital has to offer.