This two-floor apartment is located in the centre of Primrose Hill village on a private street overlooking the park. An enviable location for starters. It has undergone a comprehensive renovation programme by Robert Rhodes Architecure and is now a stunning home. It had previously been in the same hands for over 40 years and was completely unmodernised when found. Now it is flooded with light while still maintaining its original Georgian splendour.
Take a Look
Set across the ground and lower ground floor, this two-story apartment has been stripped back to reveal the original building’s fabric. The ground floor rooms were returned to their original proportions, juxtaposed by a bright, clean and modern kitchen-diner which opens onto a terrace garden via a rear Crittal glazed extension.
Plain white walls and a beautiful parquet floor ensure the period details and traditional furniture take centre stage. Bespoke shelving provide display space for much loved possessions and simple blinds at the windows allow as much daylight as possible to flow in.
But it’s the kitchen extension that has stolen my heart. The eye is drawn immediately to the glazed windows and the courtyard garden beyond. Imagine the entertaining opportunities here. Or the prospect of quiet solitude on a warm summers day when the doors are open and the space becomes one.
The kitchen itself is a lesson in restraint. The grey painted cabinets and classic metro tiles are tasteful and in keeping with the rest of the apartment. There are touches of luxury too. The stove and marble surround suggest that this is the home of a keen cook, while the centre table is a perfect prep area in what is essentially a narrow town-house kitchen.
Architect / Robert Rhodes Architecture + Interiors
Size / 1200 sq ft
Location / Primrose Hill, London, NW1
Photography / James Balston