• A Lovely London Home

    by  • 13 Feb ’14 • profile • 5 Comments

    Dezeen_East-London-House-by-David-Mikhail-Architects_ss_1I love houses. And while I am a sucker for a beautiful period home, I equally like the melding of old with the new (when done right). In London, where space is at a premium, you see many interesting renovations. While strolling the streets the past few days, I have been trying my best to peer into windows and garden gates. A very beautiful renovation/extension lead me to the work of London based David Mikhail Architects. This particular house (featured in Dezeen magazine) was first constructed in the 1830s at three times the width of most London terraces, and later divided into three separate residences. David Mikhail Architects restored the original layout of the building so that it could once again be a single family home. It’s a very good example of  a renovation done right and a great juxtaposition of old and new.

    The Client’s Brief:
    Re-establish the elegance of the original house and remove the feeling of separate dwellings, while injecting a fresh, modern feel, maximizing natural light and showcasing a large rear garden. Other additions include a pivoting wall linking the study with a billiard room and a new landscaped garden comprising tiered patios.

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    Photography: Tim Crocker
    Source: Dezeen Magazine
    David Mikhail Architects

    5 Responses to A Lovely London Home

    1. 13 Feb ’14 at 2:47 pm

      Love the walls of glass. Imagine the views!

    2. lissy parker
      14 Feb ’14 at 2:40 pm

      I love a good mix too1
      xo, Lissy

    3. MA Sobredo
      14 Feb ’14 at 2:47 pm

      How horrible ! I just wonder how they got permision for those cubes!?
      The neighbours must be thrilled!

    4. 14 Feb ’14 at 5:12 pm

      BEAUTY FOUND IN A MINIMALISTIC APPROACH! LET THERE BE LIGHT!

    5. 7 Jun ’14 at 6:52 am

      So cute Beautiful architects design and interior design!

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