The owners, who work in the media and law, bought this four-bedroom Victorian terraced property in 2011. It was in a terrible state when they first viewed it, having been split into several bedsits, with sinks and hotplates in every room and several ceilings that had fallen in.
Shortly after buying the property, the couple visited New London Architectures Dont Move, Improve! exhibition and were impressed by the work of Paul Archer Design in particular his glass extensions. The house was completely gutted, rebuilt and extended at the side and back, and the loft converted, which took 15 months to complete.
The transformation is remarkable the once dilapidated building is now a glamorous yet functional home, which perfectly balances contemporary and vintage style. The living room is at the front of the house, with the kitchen positioned centrally at the heart of the home.
Beyond the kitchen, towards the garden, lies the much-wanted glass extension, which serves as an airy, light-filled living-dining room.
Upstairs, theres a bathroom, guest bedroom and the couples main bedroom which includes a dressing room and en-suite shower room. On an upper level theres another guest bedroom and shower room with the childrens shared bedroom up a few more stairs.
The decorating style throughout is glamorous and fun, with a contemporary slant in the new parts of the house and vintage style elsewhere to honour the age of the property.
The glass extension has created a light-filled dining area thats ideal for entertaining it even has an impressive drinks cabinet for parties. The iconic Philippe Starck Louis Ghost dining chairs add an element of fun and practicality.
In the heart of the house, the kitchen has black wood cabinets and a 5m long, Carrara marble island bar with integral hob. The layout of the kitchen was meticulously planned to ensure that it enables the family to enjoy the space. Behind the cabinet panels there are specific stations for different purposes, such as coffee, baking and washing-up stations.
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In the original parts of the house, the couple wanted to create a feel that honours the age of the house. In the living room, one sofa was found in an antiques market and reupholstered in a houndstooth fabric, while the other is a classic Chesterfield upholstered in a chic cream leather. The colour palette throughout the house was inspired by the black, white and gold of Chanels iconic packaging.
Walls painted in Manor House Gray
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In the living room, theres a traditional fireplace, antique chandelier and beveled, gold-framed mirror to complement the style and period of the house. Grey walls create a calm backdrop for the monochrome furniture, while gold accents add a sophisticated look.
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Black flooring and contrasting white walls create a clean look in the hallway. The gilt chandelier adorned with cherubs was found at a salvage yard.
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Bold sapphire blue walls, black floorboards and a stunning gold French-style bed create a luxe, boudoir look in the master bedroom. Mirrored bedside cabinets with hanging crystal lights above intensify the romantic look of the room.
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The childrens bedroom is situated in the new loft. A clever wall of shelving has been built into the eaves which is ideal for organising the childrens toys and books.
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A vast skylight and a picture window that juts out from the body of the house brings light and a modern feel to the room.