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Respect for the Past: Smart Makeover Revitalizes Heritage Home in London

The sight of old, brick-clad terrace houses in London takes you back in time and brings back the image of a more simple era that the world seems to have sped past. Nestled in the unique and iconic neighborhood of Roupell Street Conservation area in central London, the Lambeth Marsh House is one such timeless treasure that was left unoccupied for over 10 years now. Reviving and refurbishing this beautiful English home with modernity while leaving its rich heritage undisturbed, Fraher Architects did a splendid job of combing the past with the present in an effortless and sensible fashion.

Classic heritage home in London restored and renovated to give it a contemporary sheen Respect for the Past: Smart Makeover Revitalizes Heritage Home in London

Some of the original features of the building, like the façade, wood paneling on the walls and skirting, were carefully preserved, restored and given a new lease on life, while the floor plan of both the lower living level and the top bedroom level were considerably altered. An engaging and non-intrusive rear and side extension in steel frame and glass extend the living area and create space for outdoor dining and living. The glass structure also brings natural light into the refurbished home, with a neutral color scheme and re-upholstered décor adding to the cheerful ambiance.

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Contemporary rear and side extension of the Lambeth Marsh House

Refurbished classic decor and modern color scheme create a smart and charming interior

Decorating around the fireplace in a modern-classic fashion

Home workspace and shelving space with sleek wooden desk

Home office shelving with ample storage

Contemporary dining room with cool pendants and interesting wall art

Kitchen and dining room of the revamped London home connected with the outdoor lounge

Beautiful tiled backsplash for the small kitchen in white with smart white cabinets

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Chevron pattern flooring for the contemporary kitchen

The new open plan living area flows into the cool dining space that overlooks the deck outside, with the small kitchen in white sitting next to it. A drawing room sits between the living room and the kitchen and acts as a connecting and transitional zone. Two relaxing bedrooms and a bathroom on the top level complete the exquisite makeover that finds a balance between modernity and classic elegance! [Photography: Jack Hobhouse]

Contemporary extension of heritage London home with dining area and kitchen

Simple and elegant bedroom in white with traditional decor

Modern bathroom in white with tub and shower area

Round mirrors like the ones in this bathroom are a hot trend that also add geo style

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Glass and steel extension of the classic London home in brick

Elegant and non intrusive extension revitalizes traditional brick house in London

Lighting gives the beautiful London home a warm allure

Floor plan of the Lambeth Marsh House before extension

Floor plan of the London home after extension

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