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Top 5—Refurbishments, transformations & new life

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Our top 5 this week was all about dramatic transformations, charming refurbishments and wonderful new builds. We also saw many homes which were a little deceiving; their classic, period exteriors told one story from the street view, and another once inside. These homes are of particular interest both to us and to our audience as it's exciting to see old buildings fused together harmoniously with bold modern extensions or fresh, minimalist interiors. Scroll down and check out the list below—did your favourite feature this week?

1. homify 360º: Refurbished terraced house, Hackney

Darnley Road:  Terrace house by Will Eckersley
Will Eckersley

Darnley Road

Will Eckersley

A quintessentially British city centre property has been given a new lease of life, and transformed into a bright and spacious home suitable for a modern lifestyle. A first floor rear extension was added to accommodate an office and library space, the bedroom was enlarged and reconfigured to give the layout of the upper floor a consistent flow, and exterior work involved the renovation of the façade and landscaping of the front garden. To tour the property again, click here.

2. homify 360º: Modern new build

Mulberry:   by Coupdeville



An elegant and modern family home, the design is bright and airy with a practical open-plan layout. Each room is generous in size and well proportioned, and the interiors are simple and contemporary. Every room combines the understated motif with special, stand out features, making the home on trend without compromising on individuality. Take a closer look here.

3. Before & after: Renovation of a traditional brick house

Contemporary Home Restoration and Extension for 1960s house in Haslemere, Surrey:   by ArchitectureLIVE

Contemporary Home Restoration and Extension for 1960s house in Haslemere, Surrey


’Another outstanding renovation and refurbishment project from the talented firm ArchitectureLIVE. Some say modern renovations extinguish the character of a home, yet this theory is again proven wrong when we see a classic brick home from the 1960s, brought well and truly into the 21st century with sustainable upgrades, yet retaining all the charm and individuality from the yesteryear.’ To view the transformation again, click here.

4. homify 360º: Refurbished detached house

Greenway:  Houses by Pride Road
Pride Road


Pride Road

’Bright, welcoming, and stylish: this refurbished detached house has undergone a transformation thanks to Raynes Architecture, and is now an oasis of contemporary, open-plan living. From the well thought out layout, to the top quality materials and tasteful colour scheme, every detail of this project has been carefully considered to create a balanced and elegant look.’ Intrigued? Click here to look closer.

5. homify 360º: Family home in Highgate, North London

FC Residence I:  Houses by deDraft Ltd
deDraft Ltd

FC Residence I

deDraft Ltd

’This family home in Highgate, North London has been refurbished by deDraft, whose aim is to produce well-crafted architecture, and by manipulating natural light and using materials rich in character,  create responsive, functional and timeless spaces. That is exactly what they have achieved here, having reconfigured the floor plan, incorporated an ensuite adjacent to the master bedroom, and transformed the property with high quality fittings and finishes.’ To see the stunning interior work again, click here.

Did your favourite article feature this week? If so, which one was it? Let us know in the comments section below.
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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