A Victorian semi in south London, comprising a living room (opens in new tab), family room, kitchen-diner and WC on the ground floor, with a guest suite, gym, cinema room and bar (opens in new tab), plus WC and utility room (opens in new tab), on the lower-ground floor. The modern home (opens in new tab) has
a master suite, dressing room and guest bedroom (opens in new tab) on the first floor, with two further bedrooms, a bathroom and study above.
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The ground-floor spaces have been opened upas much as possible, the old doorway replaced by wider, higher steel doors (pictured above). Dark banisters create a dramatic zigzags up throughthe house’s core.
The family room has an elegant yet edgy feel.The overall mood is natural, but styled with a contemporary eye.
The ground floor is a run of three living spaces; a family room, living room and kitchen diner – each with its own distinct vibe.
The décor progresses from mid-grey to deeply dark, eventually morphing into the pure white space of the kitchen-diner.
The living room (opens in new tab) has a moody, cool and clubby feel, with walls painted tip to toe in inky blue.
This contemporary artist’s rework of a traditional still life trope fits rightin with the darkly luxe look.
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The gleaming, light-filled kitchen-diner feels as bright as a beach house.
Here, natural materials feel sophisticated rather than rough-and-ready rustic.
While the blend of natural materials such as wood, stone, marble and metal is very now, it's glamorous vibe won't date.
In the dining area there are a few Seventies-lite touches scattered about: just a sprinkling of glossy leaves and that cool bamboo hanging chair.
Floor-to-ceiling glass panels ushers in incredible light – you almost feelas if you’re outside.
When you build something from scratch, the danger is that it can feel a little too clinical. To give the new rooms character, the owners added touches of humour.
Generous light wells, a blaze of neon and a cool bar area that opens to the outside all do that job nicely.
With a bar (opens in new tab) and a ping-pong table waiting in the wings and a cinema room next door, there's plenty to keep friends entertained over the weekend without ever getting bored.
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The powder room spells out its presence in hexagonal floor tiles.
MASTER EN SUITE
The existing window was replaced with a deeper version with enough space toinstall a window seat. This room is all abouttotal relaxation and escapism.
The first floor is pretty much devoted to this generous master suite, with tones of blush and foggy greys softened by brushed brass.
Photography ⁄ Paul Massey
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