Traditional London Townhouse Becomes Modern Home for a Cellist

Kelly C. Gamble

Owners of a regular London townhouse enlisted the help of Unagru Architecture Urbanism to renovate it into a contemporary, light-crammed Residence for a Cellist with enough home for a musical quartet to exercise. The 3-tale townhouse underwent an extensive refurbishment, which provided structural work, a renovation, and an extension with direct obtain to the backyard. To deliver the property into modern-day situations, a considerably-wanted 50 percent bathroom is additional to the floor flooring, together with other necessities, like a laundry cabinet, new primary bedroom with an ensuite toilet, an business office, and a lot of storage.

light interior of townhouse extension looking up to round skylight

A one-story, ground flooring extension in the again generates a versatile residing place for stress-free, eating, and rehearsing. Flooring-to-ceiling sliding glass doorways span the again wall presenting backyard views and quick accessibility to the patio. A single of the most statement-creating styles in the new addition is the round skylight that attracts organic mild into the inside.

light interior of modern living room with large round skylight and man putting book on shelf

interior shot of part of grey sofa and coffee table in front of sliding glass doors with curtains

closeup shot of modern white bookcase and sliding glass doors with curtains

exterior patio view of modern london townhouse extension

Atop the extension is a wildflower eco-friendly roof that helps decrease the danger of flooding when it rains.

interior view of light living room with chair and dining table under large white skylight

A triangle framework in the center of the ground flooring adds interesting angles whilst hiding the toilet, a closet, and staircase. It also breaks up sight lines from the front of the home in get to offer privateness to the back again and backyard. The dining desk can be moved to the aspect to make home for the musicians to rehearse.

zigzag hallway of light interior of modern extension

Mild oak flooring and matching cabinetry, alongside with tough lime plastered white walls generate a minimalist and tranquil idiot on the ground floor.

interior view down light wood clad hallway leading to staircase

The kitchen is at the front of the dwelling semi-enclosed in a wooden and glass box up coming the entrance doorway. Sliding doors open up it up to the dwelling region.

partial shot of modern kitchen

peering through doorway of modern bathroom

view of man climbing stairs

narrow wooden staircase view

interior view of modern bedroom with views to bathroom and white staircase

The rooftop terrace can be attained via a new custom made metal staircase and electric powered roof hatch.

rooftop deck view with built-in seating

view looking down from rooftop patio

Shots by Nick Dearden.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Layout Milk. She has a BFA in pictures from SCAD and can usually be found browsing for classic wares, performing New York Situations crossword puzzles in pen, or remodeling playlists on Spotify.

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