The interior of a substantial Victorian terrace, that has survived fire and a partial, poorly planned rebuild, is reimagined as a light-filled contemporary house; the essence of the building preserved and renewed. The clients, who have worked with BEATRIX ROWE on previous projects, required a balance between social spaces (kitchen/outdoor/pool areas) and rooms designed for sanctuary and rest.
A careful reconfiguration of the ground and first floor areas is central to the plan with the relocation of the kitchen to the rear of the home; and the creation of a first-floor principal bedroom/retreat.
There were minimal structural changes to the layout of the front of the terrace. A new, neutral palette, custom furniture, lighting and joinery complement the existing period features and art collection. Custom interior doors emphasise the scale and proportion of the grand terrace, further enhanced by feature archways that connect the old with the new. A bespoke American oak walk-in-robe in the principal bedroom incorporates a door that cleverly leads to the ensuite; the three-metre Calacatta marble kitchen bench and bathroom vanities feature hand-crafted legs, making them appear light and floating.
Throughout the home, custom sofas, dining tables, chairs, joinery and bedlinen were commissioned.
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