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Transforming a British 1930s Home

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK

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On homify we love the homes that give away very little from their frontage and pack big punches both inside and to the rear. We know that a book should never be judged by its cover, with that saying applying to the following home by the talented architects at Holland & Green.

The street frontage of the home is a melange of white render and brick, giving away a hint of the property's 1930 inception. The inside is a stunning mix of beautiful material qualities and cleverly resolved spaces that will surely have you rethinking your current home design.

Join us for a look around…

Street appeal

It's hard to believe that this property was dilapidated and in a state of disrepair given that now it looks neat and contemporary. Ensuring that there would be no disturbance to the flow of natural light to the neighbours on either side, the design was sympathetic.

As you will soon see, the home now boasts a stunning rear addition of a light-filled kitchen and living area, as well as an incredible vaulted master bedroom that will leave you speechless.

The surprise at the rear

From the previous image you'd hardly imagine finding such a sleek and modern extension to the rear. Mimicking the existing angles and geometry of the original home, the monochromatic theme has been continued to great effect.

Almost like a painting, the border of the tracks for the stacker doors frame the internal view, beckoning us inside…

Modern kitchen

The kitchen possesses both an artistic and functional quality, evidenced by the attention to detail in the appliances and materials. We're thinking perhaps the occupants are avid wine collectors (or just enthusiasts!) given that a wine cooler has been implemented into the design of the kitchen island, as have a row of shelves to store the varieties that do not require chilling.

The mix of steel, wood and laminate provides an exciting melange of textures for the eye, making us curious to run our fingers over each surface.

Open plan living

The open plan dining, kitchen and living area is fluid in nature, allowing occupants to effortlessly navigate their way around the space. The lack of walls and partitions means the flow of natural light from outside can penetrate every corner, illuminating even the most out of reach nooks.

Casting an ethereal glow through the space, the stacker doors, which have the ability to be pulled all the way back, blur the lines between where the inside starts and finishes.

Fun furnishings

Given the quasi-eclectic nature of the kitchen and living area, it comes as no surprise that we'd see a similar theme repeated here. The mismatched elements of furniture and décor, despite their obvious material and textural differences, work together harmoniously.

The daring shade of magenta on the armchair adds an exciting pop of colour to the room, injecting a touch of vibrancy to a fairly muted space.

Bedroom with wow factor

The bedroom is a spectacular sight with its high ceilings and exposed roof pitch. The space houses a Scandinavian vibe thanks to the stark white walls, raw timber pieces of furniture and delicate decorative elements.

We absolutely love the combination of colours and textures, especially that spherical lamp that hangs above.

To see another great update to a period home, check out: 1920s Home with a Stunning Modern Extension.

Did you like how this period property was updated?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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