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Interior Architect Magnus Scholz and his companion Creative Director Aubrey Laret, of M+A London, bought a Nineteen Fifties finish unit council home in Nunhead, South East London, and set about renovating it for contemporary occasions. It wasn’t simply the inside of Seventeen that received a revival, the unique brick exterior received a makeover as nicely.
The entrance door was bricked over and the street-dealing with home windows have been modified out for elongated panorama ones. The façade went to a daring black and the roof was changed with flat gray cement shingles. All the darkness is offset with acid yellow glazing over the home windows, and the ivy, in fact.
The general footprint was expanded on the aspect and rear of the home turning it into an S-formed construction, doubling the dimensions of the unique home.
The transformation on the inside was simply as radical. The public dwelling areas have been moved to face and speak in confidence to the backyard within the again. The open plan format provides option to white partitions and excessive ceilings, paired with heat wooden floors.
Love that intelligent shifting wall used to cover the TV.
The new open galley kitchen is made up of the previous kitchen and a part of the previous front room. A giant horizontal window connects the area to the dwelling whereas additionally permitting mild from the yard to flood in.
Old stones that have been found within the backyard from the unique Victorian villa that stood there have been reused on the backside of the staircase and as a step on the entrance.
The flooring are reclaimed from an previous sugar manufacturing unit that when stood in Surrey Quays. Each piece of parquet needed to be individually cleaned by hand earlier than it might be put in.
The ceiling was eliminated on the prime of the stairwell that results in the upstairs bed room, revealing a triple peak area with a window that floods the steps with mild.
All of the partitions have been eliminated upstairs and freestanding cupboards have been put in to type an open bed room and dressing room.
Photos by Paul Scannell and Thierry Cardineau.