Once a former car-spares shop, this Victorian building has been expertly reimagined by Johnathan Tuckey Studios to harmonise the old and the new.
As you enter the home, classic Victorian tiling leads you through the entrance hallway to the open-plan kitchen and dining room – a floating box above the basement. Natural light touches every corner of its lofty proportions. There’s tonal continuity from the bright green furnishings through to the lush greenery in the garden, visible through the double-height windows.
South-facing windows illuminate the utilitarian kitchen, which has an industrial flair courtesy of its stainless-steel surfaces. A trio of exposed shelves are an innovative way to showcase fresh herbs and your favourite cookery books. Sat under a pendant light, the reclaimed wood dining table is the perfect setting for weekend brunches and dinner parties. Upstairs, a formal living room boasts original cornicing and a Murano globe light – a serene place to watch the busy London life go by. On your way back down, a glossy Challen grand piano sits beneath a chandelier, just waiting to be played.
Down in the basement level, an expansive entertainment room offers a wealth of activities. A game of pool followed by a film, cosied up on the L-shaped sofa. Practice your boxing, then relax your muscles in the marble steam room. Head up a set of stone stairs to the private garden, where bamboo plants, a soaring palm tree and swing feel a world away from the bustle of the city.
The dual-aspect master suite encompasses the entire third floor, designed by MMM Architects. A foxglove-printed wall makes a statement next to the clean lines of the fitted shelving. Sweeping chestnut floors unite the bedroom to the bathroom; a nod to European luxury in this free-flowing, open-plan space. Three further bedrooms are spread out across the first and second floors; pared-back palettes and soft light offers a private sanctuary for everyone to unwind.