Explore this classical Georgian townhouse in London

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Amid the tumult of change, it can be tempting to cling to the familiar. This was not the case, however, for the owners and their two teenage sons, who moved to Britain early in 2013, shortly before they bought a classic Georgian townhouse in London. To this quintessentially English building they could have imported their cosmopolitan style – a reflection of their dual nationalities and extensive travel – but instead, they looked more locally for inspiration.

‘We knew we wanted to be close to central London, but we weren’t sure where,’ they say. After a three-month search, they settled upon this elegant, five-storey building in the south west of the city. ‘It’s nicely proportioned and light with high ceilings, and we liked the garden, which is unusually large for this area.’

While respecting the living arrangements that they had inherited when they bought the property, the family could not ignore the fact they needed to do some alterations to make the house work effectively for them. With the help of an architect, an infill extension was created on the ground floor, giving the owners a dramatic, double-height sitting room with a conservatory roof, while French doors offer excellent views of the garden, which was such an important part of the property’s appeal.

 

Image credit: Paul Raeside
Image credit: Paul Raeside
Image credit: Paul Raeside
Image credit: Paul Raeside
Image credit: Paul Raeside
Image credit: Paul Raeside
Image credit: Paul Raeside
Image credit: Paul Raeside

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