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.
This home features a lot of interesting details, what do you think? Is this home your style, please tell us why or why not in the comments section below! Have a look at some other interesting homes we have featured in London here on 1 Kindesign, Stylishly designed contemporary home in London and Modern renovation and extension in England: The Glass House.
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The House in the Sea is a luxurious and truly magical self-catering home stay located on Towan Island just off the coast of Newquay, north Cornwall, United Kingdom. Giving a unique island experience, this idyllic beach pad is perfectly positioned next to Towan Beach. The three bedroom, three bath property is reached via a suspension footbridge that extends from the mainland onto the island, whose views wrap around the Cornish coast. The quirky interiors of this vacation pad have been recently re-styled and re-imagined, featuring a fusion of “cool New York vibe with a sophisticated coastal luxury, which makes this iconic private island retreat the epitome of seaside chic.” This retreat is ideal for those seeking a romantic rendezvous, an exclusive getaway experience or just a luxury surfing trip. The master suite offers its own heavenly sanctuary, where you will feel rejuvenated sleeping with the sound of waves crashing through the open windows. There are many windows throughout the home, that not only offers privileged ocean views, but natural daylight and cool breezes from the sea. A window seat lines a bay window in the cozy living room, which is the perfect spot for storm watching. There is also a fully-eqipped bar for making a tasty cocktail and lounging on the terrace to watch the sunset. A sunny garden room with lush enclosed gardens is the perfect retreat for sitting with a good book. Upon arrival to the island, there is a flag to raise, which ceremoniously marks your arrival to this piece of paradise.
The good news is you can stay at this fascinating retreat, which sleeps up to six people. Rates start at $1,576 for two guests or $3,244 for a three-night weekend getaway for up to six guests, from here.
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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.
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
Warner House is a renovated apartment offering an open, loft-like living space by Inside Out Architecture, located in the Clerkenwell section of central London. The renovation was carried out on behalf of a couple, which entailed removing interior walls of the 2,583 square foot apartment.
From the architect: Following the success of a number of London refurbishment projects, Inside Out Architecture was appointed to redesign the interior layout of a unique apartment space in Clerkenwell, Central London, in early 2012.
The existing building has an intriguingly tactile industrial structure, with exposed concrete beams and columns throughout its interior. These original structural elements proved far more captivating than the apartment’s existing interior, and IOA’s subsequent intervention sought to enhance their prominence.
Work began by stripping the old apartment back to its basic shell and exposing the dramatic geometry of the concrete beams. A number of spaces – including a TV room, two bedrooms, separate family and guest bathrooms, a utility room and an adaptable guest bedroom – were then “inserted” into this hollow shell.
These inserts came in the form of numerous bespoke joinery pieces, designed with a light touch and simple smooth finishes to contrast with, and hence emphasise, the strength of the textured concrete structure. By stopping these joinery inserts short of the overhead beams, the architects expressed them as something secondary to the structure. It was then possible to step these partitions back at high level to align with concrete beam junctions. This enabled the creation of a suitable layout in plan while ensuring that full acoustic separation was achieved in a way that respected the complex soffit geometry. Despite their simple expression, the joinery pieces house a wealth of concealed functions including fold out beds, integrated radiators, storage units, kitchen appliances, glazed screens, curtain recesses, sliding partitions and the entire family bathroom.
In the living area a bespoke island kitchen was introduced to provide a focal point for activity within a large open plan space. A suspended aluminium profile provided functional downlighting while simultaneously uplighting the concrete soffit to create a comfortable warm atmosphere, giving the clients the flexibility they require.
In combination, the project’s lighting, tones and textures collude to create a series of tranquil domestic spaces amidst the bustle of central London.
Photos: Jim Stephenson
House Little Venice is a matt black zinc and glass contemporary building attached to a former coach house designed by James Wells Architects, located in Little Venice, London. Bounded by secret walled gardens, this new residential building replaces a derelict warehouse that had once been a joinery shop for an antique furniture company. The interior design of the new home acknowledges the industrial heritage of the site with bespoke fixtures and unusual finishes, employing the best of British craftsmanship.
From the architect: The west garden is accessed through French windows from the coach house and is planted in the Victorian Romantic style with an auricula theatre. The east garden is accessed via a hydraulic glass panel and responds to the modernist lines of the new building with structured planting, floating levels, steel water features and specially designed concrete furniture. The garden is thus made to feel like an external room – an extension of the main living space.
A discreet door in a side wall off a quiet side street provides the entrance to this extraordinary one bedroom house. An unassuming Victorian coach house built of London stock brick with exposed timber trusses has been retained and restored to provide a bedroom suite while the rest of the house has been newly built. The entire project took eighteen months to complete due to structural requirements as well as the bespoke nature of the details, one-off fixtures and finishes.
To the rear is a surprising, modern space bathed in natural light from a hydraulic pivoting wall of glass and a large skylight. The structure and mechanics are exposed and steelwork is left unfinished; polished concrete combines with black brickwork to create a post-industrial setting. The structural glass floor allows natural light and a visual link to an underground library and screening room below.
In the coach house the sleeping quarters are set in a theatrical dark space with an Alice in Wonderland play on scale. Dramatic double height wall panelling, exposed timber trusses, reclaimed parquet floors from the demolished warehouse and an oversized roaring fireplace are lit by a vast 1960s chandelier of cast yellow and white glass. Exposed engineered winches and cable mechanisms raise a bespoke metal and glass lantern and a plasma screen.
A deliberate duality contrasts the moods of the private and public areas. A massive pivoting brick wall finished in engineering brickwork links these two contrasting worlds.
The underground library and screening room showcases a chestnut leather conversation pit is sunk into the polished concrete floor embraced by the soft glow from the surrounding shelves of books and artifacts.
Photos: Courtesy of James Wells Architects
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