THE PROPERTY

A Georgian house with a contemporary interior. The ground floor has a reception room, kitchen-diner area, living area, plus a guest bedroom/playroom and shower room with WC. On the first floor is an office and the bathroom, while the master bedroom and nursery are on the top floor.

STAIRWELL

Architect John Eger of Eger Architects what brought on to manage this home's renovation – he also masterminded the first stage of this house’s conversion prior to it being bought.

He redesignedthe staircase (pictured top) in oak, replacing what hadbeen an area for a lift with a glazed lightwell, hung with new lighting.

KITCHEN-DINER

Right from its deceptively formal Georgian façade, this is a house with hidden depths and cool, contemporary design. The ground floor consists of sociable but separable living spaces, with light flowing through rooflights and a circular stairwell. Calm,considered and completed, textures are natural and there’s an air of serenity.

This slim, eco-conscioustownhouse in south London had already been partially converted, and italready came with solideco credentials – underfloor heating is fed by an air-source heat pump and a rainwater tank supplies the dishwasher, washing machine and WCs. That low-waste ethos was then taken a step further; before the home owners moved in, theydecided in advance where each and every book, ornament or artwork would live.Nothing is superfluous and it’s the absence of clutter that keeps a sense of peace.

Kitchen cabinets conceal fold-out larder storage and the appliances.

LIVING AREA

This home is designed with a flow of sociable spaces downstairs. To keep things uncluttered, the TV is recessed within a wall of built-in storage.A curtain divides the seating area from the kitchen-diner for a more intimate space.

GARDEN

The visual flow continues into the garden.It functions as an extra room.

NURSERY

This dreamy nursery is at the top of the house, part of a new extension. Toys are stored in woven baskets that hang on wall hooks.

MASTER BEDROOM

Three shades of the same colour were used in the bedrooms, gradating from the lightest, French Grey Pale, on the ground floor to French Grey mid and then French Grey for this top-floor sleep zone.

BATHROOM

This room is effectively another spacefor relaxing in. Plantskeep the mood feeling natural.

See more of this designer's style at harrietpaterson.com. View this home as part of Open House London, 22-23 Sept:openhouselondon.org.uk. Eger Architects, egerarchitects.com.

Photography / Paul Massey