Turning a total wreck into a little gem takes more than dedication – this home renovation took skill, graft and an eye for fine design.
An extended late-Victorian cottage in a north London conservation area. The ground floor has an open-plan living room and kitchen-diner, plus a snug and cloakroom. There are three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.
As the majority of the original fireplaces in the house had been replaced by generic designs, the one in here was stripped out in favour of a woodburner teamed with a concrete finish on the chimney breast (pictured above).
An exposed brick wall offers a glimpse at the ‘bones’ of a building.
The flipside to the light and airy living space rear of the house, the snug is somewhere to take it easy. The upbeat burnt orange velvet sofa helps soften the look.
An original fitting from Criterion Auctioneers in Islington, the pinboard is now used to display prints and collectibles.
The standout island worktop was crafted from reclaimed parquet flooring, while two structural beams became the perfect spots to hang lighting and a quirky display shelf from.
A rear extension enabled an open-plan living space centred around a massive, showcase kitchen island. It houses the dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, so it became larger than originally envisaged. The cupboards were made a bit deeper for extra storage.
The island’s reclaimed parquet worktop is as elegant as it is eye-catching.
Neutral walls are the perfect backdrop for a mix of inherited and vintage finds and Seventies-style houseplants. The artwork above the sideboard is actually a tea towel.
A muted palette is made interesting through mixing different shades in blocks.
Built-in wardrobes are complete with dressing table area.
Polished brassware adds a bit of zing to the unpolished concrete feature wall.
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Photography ⁄ Anna Stathaki