The owners of this beautiful three story semi-detached Edwardian property wanted to create their dream home. To do this they enlisted the services of Berkeley Place, who have a key goal when transforming homes. That goal is to keep clients happy.
The property had previously been converted into two large maisonettes and it was located in a conservation area, so it required an innovative and sensitive hand. Plus it had a hard deadline to meet with a new school term approaching. Luckily Berkeley Place are experts in navigating the journey through planning and all of the problems surrounding period and listed property renovation. This freed up the clients time to decide on more exciting aspects like the internal finishes.
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The living room was designed on the premise of old meets new. While a blue colour palette from the stairs became the palette of the home throughout. Here, traditional features from the plaster work, Georgian fireplace, and parquet flooring, meet new Crittall style feature doors. And all are uplifted into the 21st Century with the blue colourway and a modern pink lamp for a finishing touch.
The new kitchen and living space extension is the ‘heart of the house’, and where the family proposed they would be spending the majority of their time. They chose a traditional blue shaker kitchen and task lighting. A modern shaker kitchen fits in perfectly with the period features of the home and the Crittall style glass doors fill the home with plenty of light.
Berkeley Place loves to be ‘sustainable’ and a wooden bench was reclaimed and used in the dining area of the kitchen. In this space old meets new again, with wooden furnishings recycled and brought back to life, but with modern pendants hanging from the ceiling.
The original Georgian staircase is a focal point of the home, and again is given a contemporary new look with blue paint.
The main bathroom certainly has no shortage of design inspiration. An old sewing machine spindle creates a focal point sink in the room. While a traditional Georgian fireplace is paired with a glass cubed shower and brass downlighters either side of the sink. A free-standing bathtub is of course, finished in blue to match the colour palette of the rest of the home.
Bath-time in the master bedroom gets even better with a freestanding bathtub located in prime position. The sloping roof line creates a cozy atmosphere in this room, where a door to a terrace no doubt lets in a delightful breeze during the summer months.
Created by Berkeley Place
Photographs by Pete Helme Photography