Small but sweet, the modern Mapledene Road Home designed by Platform 5 Architects makes the old new, cool and contemporary again. Located on Mapledene Road in a conservation area of Hackney, London, this unique, stylish house was in dire need of a renovation. “The property had been stripped of virtually all its period features, and had become run down and used as a ‘crack den,’ leaving it ripe for modernization,” according to the architects. The home’s main floor was opened up and extended to create an efficient visual and functional flow. The rear of the house is extended into the garden, enclosing a casual dining area and living and under a gorgeous contemporary glass roof framing unobstructed views of the sky. Platform 5 Architects.