A Sensitively renovated North London Townhouse by Hagen Hall

Canyon House was conceived as a live/work residence for a young musical couple. Recording artists Ben Garrett and Rae Morris fell in love with the bones, location, and well-established garden of a North London townhouse-turned-bedsit. The couple entrusted Studio Hagen Hall with the task to turn it into a bright and textural 1970s California-inspired home with a recording studio in the basement.

Much work was needed to enliven the house; poorly built, awkward partitioning covered two staircases that split the house into a bedsit with three separate spaces. The house was stripped back to make way for a new open floor plan featuring a bespoke elm kitchen and a custom-made, modular raised conversation platform with velvet seating. Upstairs, two bedrooms enjoy views to the trees outside through large new windows, creating relaxing spaces for the family to enjoy. A professional recording studio occupies the lower ground floor, acoustically tuned, and isolated from the rest of the house and neighbours. It’s the tactile and tonal interior inspired by Californian modernist architecture that truly captivates today.

Pictures: Mariell Lind Hansen