A Unique London Home with Terrazzo Tiles and a Roof Terrace

In a 1920s red brick building in the heart of Westminster lies a fabulous renovated apartment with views over Smith Square and the baroque St John’s Church. The two-bedroom apartment is redesigned using a combination of materials like terrazzo, marble, and oak wood.

The historic building used to be one big house but was converted into apartments when the facade was rebuilt in the mid-20th century. This 100.6 sq m / 1083 sq ft apartment is located on the first floor of this historic house.

The interior of the house uses contrast in the use of materials but also with colors. The kitchen and dining room are white and bright, but the living room is a darker, moody space. The result of the renovated is a unique and contemporary house with historic elements.

deep blue sitting room

The design of the living room is a nod to the Georgian houses that line Smith Square. The wainscot paneling is painted in a moody dark blue shade and a new marble fireplace surround has been installed.

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Floor-to-ceiling sash windows frame views over St John Smith Square.

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On the floor lies a beautiful Versailles parquet floor.

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dark blue living room marble fireplace
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dining room chandelier terrazzo tiles

The open-plan kitchen and dining room is a light-filled space with tall sash windows that overlook the terrace. 

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The dining room has beautiful terrazzo floor tiles that extend to the lower area of the walls.

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The cabinets on one side of the kitchen have been topped with a countertop made from one large piece of marble, which projects into the dining area, providing a plinth to display art on.

modern galley kitchen terrazzo floor tiles

The cabinets on the other side of the kitchen have terrazzo worktops, similar to the kitchen floor, and a bronze sink. The kitchen cabinets have smart maple veneers.

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The master bedroom has large glazed doors leading to the outdoor terrace. In this room, you also find the palette of terrazzo tiles and white walls.

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The en suite bathroom is entirely clad in terrazzo tiles which are paired with steampunk bronze taps.

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The second bedroom is now used as a home office with floor to ceiling bookshelves.

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The private terrace is bordered by thoughtfully planted raised beds stocked with hydrangeas, roses, and Japanese holly. The terrace is south-west facing and sees the sun throughout most of the day.

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The terrace is mostly surrounded by offices so it is actually pretty private.

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This fabulous London home is for sale at The Modern House