A Small Cottage-Style Apartment in London

This row of houses was built in London in 1897, the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Originally named Marlow Cottages, the houses have neat London stock brick façades, bound with red-brick detailing that loops above the windows and ties the street together. And in one of these historic houses, you can find today’s cottage-style one-bedroom apartment.

The apartment is located on the first floor of the building, and when you step inside, it feels like you’re in the countryside instead of London. The house has been completely renovated, reinstating period features, carefully selecting fittings, and adding a neutral color scheme for a calm interior style.

With a 41-square-meter floorplan, the apartment is small. But thanks to the layout, the light color scheme, and the smart storage solutions the apartment feels big enough to live comfortably in.

small living room with green sofa
small cottage style living room with green sofa and jute rug
green sofa and jute rug in small living room

From the front door, you immediately step into the living room. The room has a real cottage feel with butt-and-bead boarding, a combination of textiles and prints, and a soft color scheme with a moss-green sofa and a yellow side table.

green sofa in cottage style living room
yellow side table

Broad, engineered timber flooring runs from the front door through to the kitchen, adding a warm touch to the rooms.

small living room with boarded walls and fireplace

The cottage feeling is complete thanks to the fireplace with softly patinaed Zellige tiles, a shelf above, and a round mirror.

wall detail
kitchen with green cabinets and brass fittings
galley kitchen with green cabinets and bar seating
dark green kitchen

The kitchen also has a country look with deep green cabinets paired with brass handles and a sink under the window. The extended wooden worktop creates a nice bar area for your morning breakfast.

little green tuscan red window trims

In the bathroom, the owner added a nice color pop by painting the window trims and bathboard in Little Green’s ‘Tuscan Red’.

bathroom with orange red details
bedroom desk
bedroom with colorful tapestry

The bedroom is a serene space where the walls are painted in ‘Light Blue’ by Farrow and Ball. Despite the small size of the apartment, the bedroom is pretty spacious with built-in wardrobes, a bookcase, and a desk.

bedroom with sage green walls and built in wardrobes
sage green bedroom walls
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This charming apartment is currently for sale at Inigo