The Talisman Building project is an iconic converted warehouse, the mastermind of Gumuchdjian Architects, located in southwest London, England, United Kingdom. The landmark property itself dates back to 1939, originally set to be demolished, but then an investor who had a connection to the history of this building purchased it, turning it into a mixed-use property. With four stories and 18,000 square feet, the structure was restored and became a beautiful showroom for the owner’s vintage furnishings and design business. Two floors were sold for conversion into residential use, architecturally designed into the finest in penthouse living. This is one of the two apartments situated in the building, which showcases an expansive double height, open plan living area. Using only the finest quality finishes and materials throughout, this contemporary home offers 4,979 square feet (462 square meters) of total living area spread out over one floor. Interior spaces includes a showstopping kitchen and dining area, spacious reception room, four bedrooms with each having their on en-suite bathrooms, a study, home office, laundry room and media room. Aside from the vaulted ceilings with skylights in the light-filled living area, the rest of the ceilings are all on a human scale, creating comfort and livability. There is also a south-facing terrace to take advantage of the charming location.
This fascinating property is currently for rent, priced at $64,213 USD per month, from here.
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Silverlight residence is an iconic contemporary property featuring canalside living by architects Adjaye Associates, located in Silverlight, London, England, United Kingdom. A new build home, the property is positioned on a narrow piece of land between a busy road and the Grand Union canal of West London. The development of the property was given a careful response to its surrounding urban context. Due to a high level of street noise, the north side of the facade was given few openings, but avoids being too dark thanks to aluminum cladding. The canal side to the south was given lots of windows to take in not only the stimulating views, but the natural light. The interiors are organized on five levels, showcasing a voluminous double height ceiling in the main living space. Encompassing 5,209 square feet (484 square meters) of total living space, inspiring interior architecture, furnishings and finishes details the home. Spaces includes a striking kitchen, spacious living area, home office / utility room, indulgent master bedroom retreat featuring an enclosed terrace, three guest bedrooms on the lower level and two bathrooms. A roof garden with a wet bar completes this home built for entertaining and enjoyment. There is also direct access to the canal, perfect for taking long walks and relishing the waterway.
This fabulous home is on the market for $8,156,364 USD, from here.
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Ladbroke Road residence is a five level contemporary townhouse tastefully re-designed by CUBIC Studios, located in Notting Hill, West London, England, United Kingdom. This stylish 3,210 square foot (298 square meters) property would appeal to any trendy urban family, being in a very charming neighborhood. Warm wooden flooring is featured throughout, with exception of the tiled bathrooms and an interesting tile detail in the kitchen. The white walls are the perfect backdrop for the colorful artwork showcased on the walls by Peter Vaillant. With plenty of exceptional features and details, the home offers an open plan reception area with a living room, dining room and stylish kitchen and breakfast area. There is an additional floor that has just a living room, which is picture above. This space features a cozy seating arrangement in a neutral color palette with two uniquely designed fireplaces. There is also a media room, spa/gym, indoor pool and steam room, four bedrooms with the master having an en-suite bathroom, two modern bathrooms and a nanny / au pair suite.
This fascinating property is currently listed for sale on Domus Nova for $9,121,052.
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This beautiful four bedroom converted church showcases unique preserved features, situated in the heart of Kenmont Gardens, North Kensington, London, England. The 6,167 square foot residence is distinguished by jaw-dropping open plan interiors with soaring ceilings that encompasses a kitchen, dining area and living spaces. Arched windows flood the home with light, imposing white walls helps to reflect light, and original structural columns helps to add character into the home. There is also a private patio with a waterfall, original stained glass windows and parquet flooring throughout all the public spaces. The fabulous chefs kitchen offers a beautiful island with bar style seating and New York and Corian Concrete work surfaces. All of the four sumptuous bedrooms include en-suite bathrooms, three of them have wonderful walk-in closets.
Spotted for sale on Foxtons for $15,000,000.
Once inside this architectural wonder, you are amazed by its volume and meticulous transformation into a modern home. The ceiling height over the living room is lowered, which makes this space feel cozy and comfortable, with the addition of an area rug for not only division of space but to add texture and color. Furniture arrangements help to keep spaces separate, yet the open interiors helps to keep a nice flow throughout the lower level. This is an incredible transformation with some spiritual enlightenment preserved in the structural details. What are your thoughts on this conversion project, could you find yourself living here?
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Clink Wharf is a fabulous vacation home with open plan living to your hearts content, located in London Bridge, South-East London, London, England, United Kingdom. Your host is a theater designer, helping to lend some intriguing visual effects throughout the interiors of the home. The building was once a pineapple warehouse, whose historic effects have been beautifully preserved. The home offers a spacious living area with a welcoming white linen sofa, perfect for hanging out. The living area is visually separated from the rest of the spaces by a checkerboard rug. Off the living room are double doors leading out to a cozy balcony with views over the Thames River. The kitchen is perfect for entertaining, open and airy with a spacious island, perfect for cooking. There is also an office space with book-lined shelves and a sofa bed, which can be closed off from the rest of the home with rotating glass panels. There are two bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom. This is the perfect place to stay if you are visiting London, it offers plenty of amenities and is found in an ideal location on the South Bank.
To stay here, rates range from $300 – $600 per night with a minimum two night stay, from here.
Wood floors and exposed brick walls, with the exception of the private areas, which offers raw concrete and stone flooring, define this historic home.
This impressive historical two bedroom artist’s studio is located in the heart of Chelsea, in London, England, United Kingdom, showcasing soaring ceilings and inviting lateral living space. With stunning decorative details, this property is spread out on two levels, both with mezzanines. The high vaulted ceilings and tall windows allow plenty of natural light to penetrate this incredible living quarters. This mews house is comprised of 1,174 square feet of living space, offering plenty of wonderful features such as a contemporary kitchen with modern appliances, two separate living spaces for family gatherings and a gallery master bedroom with a walk-in closet. There is a second gallery bedroom on a mezzanine level that overlooks the living room below.
Love the look of this fabulous property? Perfect! Because it is listed for sale at $3,511,786, from here.
House of Books was recently remodeled to include a multi-level bookcase for a couple of book lovers by architecture studio SHH, located in Hampstead, London, England. The property’s name derives from its previous owner, Labour leader Michael Foot, who was known as ‘The Old Bibliophile’ because of his enormous library of books.
Description from the architects: True to the spirit of the 4,000 square foot house, the new owners are also bibliophiles (owning over 100 linear metres of books) and the property has now been completely reconfigured (including new floors, walls, stairs and rear extension in cedar wood and zinc), ensuring that books remain a central feature, with an aluminium, two-sided bookcase forming a spine around which all five storeys of a spectacular new stair (made of individual steel trays dipped in orange liquid rubber and bolted over individual cantilevered steel hoops ) are wrapped. The bookcase also sits within the new steel frame of the house, with all new structural elements bespoke-designed by SHH as part of the project.
The property was completely gutted and then re-created behind its traditional frontage to achieve this radical new interior structure, together with a new cedar and zinc side and rear extension to increase floor space.
‘We ripped the whole house out behind the façade’ explained Stuart McLauchlan, ‘and built a new steel and timber-frame to sit within the old brick skin and connect it to the existing structure.
The space configuration and resulting floors, walls and stair are all new, with the new stair more linear than its predecessor and set to one side in order to create more floor space. The house was extended not only to the rear but also to the side in order to house the ambitious new stair and bookcase concept.’
The five-storey house starts with a garden level and goes up to a raised ground floor entrance level, which doesn’t extend fully to the far edge of the rear extension, so that a double-height space is created beyond at the back of the house.
A master suite is located on the first floor, with further bedrooms and bathrooms for the client’s family on the second and third floors.
Photos: Alastair Lever
This loft apartment designed by Cloud Studios offers industrial style open plan living infused with natural light, located in an old factory near Edgware Road, London, England. The loft was completely renovated in 2014 and featured in Elle Decoration’s 25th Anniversary Issue, October 2014.
Description from the designers: The apartment, which is in a converted industrial space, was completely reconfigured by Cloud to create two bedrooms and a large open plan living space.
The architectural details have an industrial feel (concrete ceilings, Critail windows and exposed pipes).
The clean lines and high ceilings were enhanced with a pale Douglas fir wide-planked floor and a contemporary kitchen.
Cloud, set up by Nia Morris and Louise Holt, has an established reputation for creating elegant, contemporary interiors for a wide range of residential and commercial projects, from prestigious London and country houses to apartments, offices and hotels. Characterized by creativity balanced by practicality and a highly personal service, we provide innovative design solutions in all the services we offer, from complete refurbishment to interior decoration of individual rooms, space planning, lighting design, bespoke furniture and bathroom and kitchen design.
Photos: Courtesy of Cloud Studios
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