Open House Festival

Gulabi House


Artefact, 2020

4 Lydford Road, N15 5PX

An extension to an Edwardian terrace house in Tottenham for a young family that marries their cultural backgrounds, inspired by Indian modernism.

Getting there


Seven Sisters


Seven Sisters



Additional travel info

8 minute walk from Seven Sisters Underground and Overground Station. Follow signs to the Seven Sisters Road exit on the tube. 3 minute walk from the Seven Sisters/ Kerswell Road bus stop on St Ann's Road, number 67 bus.


Accessibility notes

It is a small house with a steep staircase up to the first floor. The tour will be on the ground floor.



Inspired by the Indian vernacular, the house has an unusual material palette, with exposed pink blockwork, dark blue quarry tiles, oak beams and joinery and exposed clay plaster walls.

Built on a tight budget, the design makes the most of the constrained area, with each space designed for multiple uses and activities, and the garden conceived as an outdoor room.

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