ISSUE 34  |  San Francisco Finds

House Call: Lorn Road Summerhouse in London

August 26, 2011 8:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

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It used to be that the garden shed was a place to store gardening tools and lawn mowers. As our desire for space has grown, the humble shed has morphed into home office, art studio, or children’s play space. We particularly like this South London summerhouse used as a guest bedroom, featuring a white-washed interior, minimal furnishings, and a parquet flooring with underfloor heating (a safe way to survive a British winter in the garden).

Photographs via Light Locations.

Above: The south-facing summerhouse maximizes light with a wall of windows and patio doors.

Above: A rustic ladder provides clothes storage opportunities; strips of Shaker hooks create additional storage options.

Above: A porthole adds a nautical touch.

Above: Shaker pegs across the length of the wall can be used for displaying art.

Above: A slice of tree trunk serves as lamp table.

Above: A parquet floor conceals the underfloor heating.

Above: A collection of wooden crates and watering cans add a rustic vibe to the urban summerhouse.

See Rough, Rustic and Refined with Twig Hutchinson to see the house that goes with this summerhouse or for another example of shed-as-guest-house, go to House Call: Summerhouse in South London.