A Beautiful London Apartment in an Italianate Style Villa
Birch Lodge is a 19th-century Italianate style building in the Copse Hill Area in London. The former villa now houses apartments, one of which we can tour today.
The apartment has recently undergone a careful restoration paying much attention to the architectural features of the building while also adding contemporary elements.
The light open-plan home is decorated in a restrained color palette of grays and white. But with a hardwood floor in all rooms and stunning historic features, the home feels warm and charming.
The kitchen, dining, and living room is one big open plan space with a stunning parquet floor and large windows that flood the room with natural light.
The large sash windows are flanked by bespoke shutters that are painted in a dark gray shade. On the left you can see antique French folding doors that date back to c.1800.
The home features a wonderful blend of antique and contemporary design. You can see that very well here, a historic wooden floor and shutters are combined with a modern kitchen and dining area.
The London apartment features a bespoke Beeck kitchen by Arlington Design with gray cabinets and a copper sink. The kitchen walls have a plaster finish by Craig & Rose.
Double doors lead to the master bedroom.
The master bedroom has the same large windows with gray shutters and hardwood floor. But a vibrant color touch has been added as well.
The wallpaper above the bed is called “Fornasetti” by Cole & Son.
A surprising color accents in an otherwise muted color palette. The built-in wardrobes are painted in a cheerful orange shade. Sliding doors lead to the glam en suite bathroom.
A little bit of luxury, the ensuite bathroom is decorated in gold and white with a freestanding bath.
This bedroom shows that you shouldn’t be afraid to go bold in a small space. This small bedroom is enterily (including the ceiling) in a deep blue shade by Farrow & Ball.
The ensuite bathroom is decorated with stormy grey Venetian plaster, with terracotta tiles on the floor, and narrow grey tiles lining the shower.
This home is currently for sale at Inigo.