The seamless meeting of English architectural heritage and decorative modern design. Contained within a handsome Georgian townhouse, five spacious floors are enlivened with eclectic furnishings and natural materials for a thoroughly engaging family setting.
An entrance hallway laid with hexagonal teal tiling sets the tone. Through a Crittall-framed door, enter the expansive open-plan kitchen, reception and living room. The atmosphere is uplifting, with sunlight pouring through dual-aspect windows. Pairing the old with the new, high ceilings with heritage cornicing are paired with contemporary chandeliers and pendant lighting. At one end, the kitchen is centred by a large wood-topped island, framed by runs of whitewashed cabinets and honeycomb tile splashbacks. There’s seamless flow drawn to the sofa and dining area positioned at the other end, with chairs and fabrics complemented by the artwork adorning the walls.
Family life continues on the sprawling basement family room. Groupings of sofas and armchairs are cosy spots for conversation, movie marathons or reading sessions. Natural light abounds, drawn through a glass-clad conservatory extension. Beyond the sage-toned French doors, reach the private garden. It’s a tranquil al fresco setting, with a soaring brick wall setting a textural backdrop for climbing planters.
Occupying the entire first floor is the principal bedroom suite. Organic materials – the sisal carpets, wood-framed four-poster bed and wall-to-wall timber wardrobes – afford a warm character to the sunlit setting. Things take a modish turn in the en suite bathroom, where a muted teal colour scheme sets the scene for a freestanding marble bath. A set of interior wooden steps lead up to a shower room, correspondingly wrapped in pale marble.
Three additional bedrooms, one of which enjoys an en suite bathroom, are spread across the second floor. Characteristic of the home’s interior style, they are finished with a host of reclaimed furniture and eye-catching colours. A family bathroom finished with azure tongue-and-groove panelling is also found on this floor.
At the top of the home is a sprawling office. There’s an array of seating and desks arranged around the room, interspersed with vibrant wall prints, textural rugs and mid-century modern sideboards. The minimalist space is illuminated through a skylight and dual-aspect French windows – which open directly onto two suntrap balconies. This floor can easily be converted into an additional bedroom or playroom.
Completing the home on the basement level, there’s a self-contained studio complete with a fully-equipped kitchenette, double bed and contemporary bathroom. A stylish, country-pile feel is installed with its large wooden ceiling beam and woven fabrics. With a separate entrance, it’s ideal accommodation for live-in staff.