Charming Cottage Style in a London Maisonette

Looking at the interiors of this apartment, you may think you are looking inside an English cottage, but this home is actually an apartment in London. Enveloped by the greenery of Sydenham Woods, this maisonette is located in an old coach house that belonged to the neighboring manor house Lyncombe.

The coach house was extended in the 1920s for Madame Lily Payling, an Australian contralto, to house her new motorcar. The historic building is now home to apartments, and the owners of these homes can also use the communal gardens of the manor house.

cottage style living room pitched ceiling nordroom

The open-plan living room and kitchen, as well as the master bedroom, are located on the first floor of the apartment. The vaulted ceiling gives this room a great feeling of space.

cozy cottage living room with bookcases

On one side, a bookcase has recently been installed which runs above the doorcase and a wood burner adds a cozy vibe in the darker moments.

pink armchair cottage living room with wood burner nordroom
living room view cottage
rustic wooden dining table

Between the sitting area and the kitchen stands a large wooden dining table. This space lends itself perfectly to dinner parties as the living space is one big space, but the kitchen is semi-hidden.

wooden dining table english cottage
kitchen with butler sink arche window and shelves nordroom

The kitchen was recently refurbished with navy blue cabinets paired with brass fittings, a butler sink under the window, white worktops, and sage green tiles.

devol kitchen with arched window nordroom
beige bedroom with pitched ceiling and brick accent wall

The master bedroom is a wonderful space with a pitched ceiling, a dormer window, and French doors that open into a Juliet balcony. The walls in the bedroom are painted in ‘Matchstick’ by Farrow & Ball.

antique vanity table with ochre yellow chair
kids bedroom
small kids room with desk

The second bedroom is located on the ground floor.

bathroom with blue gray walls

The bathroom is painted in ‘Oval Room Blue’ by Farrow & Ball.

green utility room
green hallway

The hallway is lined with half-height butt-and-bead boarding painted in ‘Brompton Road’ green by Mylands.  

green english garden
communal garden
cottage garden
sage green font door nordroom
exterior red brick english house

The apartment is listed for £685,000 at Inigo