Fulham 2: modern Houses by MDSX Contractors Ltd

This couple risked their savings improving their home

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Completed by the home professionals at MDSX Contractors, this stunning four-bedroom, three-bathroom terraced property has been fully refurbished inside and awarded a wonderful new side return extension. 

Old properties can be burned by small compartmentalised spaces thanks to the nature of building trends from yesteryear. Though the age of the building is apparent because of its beautiful exterior, the interior layout tells another story. All rooms are bright, open-plan and spacious, with a fabulous set of terrace doors that open out onto the back garden to blur the lines between inside and out. 

Let's take a look around…

Kerb appeal

The traditional exterior, painted a sleek shade of stark white, is finished with wonderful black trimmings on the roof, balcony and fence detailing. This contrast adds a point of difference, catapulting this classic façade well and truly into the 21st century. 

You'd have very little idea from the outside of the modern surprises that are in store!

Luxury kitchen

We begin our tour in the heart of the home… the kitchen. Open-plan and spacious, the kitchen is awarded a stunning flow of natural light thanks to the number of skylights and large doors to the courtyard. 

The design is fluid in nature, thanks to the expanse of floorboards and continuity of colour. The simple monochromatic colour palette is both dramatic and elegant, and is sure to transcend the changing fashions in kitchen design.

The occupants can enjoy cooking under the changing scenery of the sky. Whether that's under the stars, blanketed in snow or bursting with blue, this kitchen will be an absolute pleasure to cook in.

Light dining room

Had you not known the dining room was part of the interior envelope, you could definitely be fooled by looking at this image. The line between outside and inside is blurred thanks to the glass doors, which open the wall out almost completely to the courtyard. 

Such an expanse of outdoor space is scarce in inner city living, so the occupants are very fortunate to be able to open up their dining area for entertaining no matter the season.

The living areas

The living areas are also open-plan and spacious, thanks to the lack of walled partitions. As you can see, a more intimate space has been crafted to the rear of this image, with the distinction between the two areas created by the clever layout of the furniture. 

Perhaps this space is reserved for more formal occasions, with the latter part in the foreground being the more casual area for the family to relax. Whatever the case, the neutral colour palette evidenced in both areas provides a link, as well as oozes serenity and calm. 

Bedroom one

The master bedroom employs a muted colour palette, yet this time with the introduction of many different shades of grey. 

The stunning antique table is the focal point of the space, given that the rest of the room is muted and calm. This clever detail injects personality into the space and is a great example of how all the collectibles we've come to enjoy can easily be incorporated into a modern setting.

Bedroom two

The second bedroom, located upstairs, is petite yet functional and bright. Though there is only one roof light in the space, the bedroom still feels spacious and airy. 

The deep shade of plum velour draped over the bed adds a regal accent, which contrasts wonderfully against the stark white walls and sanded back floorboards. The practical aspects of the room have been cleverly taken care of, tucked away underneath the fold of the rear wall.

The child’s bedroom

What an exciting example of a child's bedroom! The mixture of patterns and textures is not only visually pleasing, but adds an element of playfulness and fun to suit a growing child. 

We particularly love the map on the wall, which is located directly above the bed. The imagination of a small child is able to run free right before bed, closing their eyes as they picture what it would be like to spend the day in Africa or the jungles of Brazil!

Chic bathroom

The bathroom is contemporary and light-filled with a slight retro twist. The two matching pieces of wall art, in conjunction with the circular mirrors, makes us think as though we've been teleported back to the 1960s. 

As this is not the largest of bathrooms, particular attention has been paid to the nature of the cabinetry, which hangs cantilevered from the walls to create an illusion of extra space as the fittings and fixtures are not bulky. 

The hint of black and red adds a touch of drama to the space, creating a bathroom that is both a pleasure to look at and relax in. 

Modern courtyard

Last but definitely not least, we finish our tour in the courtyard. Though the neighbouring buildings tower above the space, it doesn't feel cramped or in any way confined. 

With the simple addition of a table and chairs, the occupants can enjoy a small family dinner, or eat their breakfast under the warm embrace of the morning sun.

To see another stellar British property, check out the following Ideabook: Fantastic extension for an old terrace.

What was your favourite part of this stunning renovation?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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