The two-level, 639-square-foot flat in a Victorian row house in Hermon Hill, London, had been stripped of its original detail and was a blank slate when London architect Carl Trenfield first saw it. The architect decided to apply a simple, craft-led scheme to create a modern look for the flat. The upper floor is open plan and has a sitting area at the front, a dining space in the middle, and a kitchen at the rear. A ribbon of plywood wraps around the entire upper level uniting the space visually. The plywood stairwell is detailed with a design of dots and crosses, referencing the decorative motifs of William Morris. The flat leaves a warm and cozy impression, and all the necessary things are included – genius!