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A Notting Hill Townhouse Artfully Transformed by Sadie Snelson

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A Notting Hill Townhouse Artfully Transformed by Sadie Snelson

March 8, 2017

Spotted in the portfolio of London architect Sadie Snelson: an artfully restored period house in Notting Hill with an unexpected Scandi-style rooftop spa. We emailed Snelson to get the story. “The house is owned by a photographer and an artist/writer, who came to me with the brief of integrating modern elements into their period house,” she says. Snelson deployed Dinesen Douglas fir flooring throughout the house, added a bespoke kitchen with “furniture-like rather than fitted” elements, and worked with the clients to create a subtle palette of Papers & Paints neutrals throughout the interiors. Join us for a tour.

Photography by Rory Gardiner, styling by Emma Lynn Archer.

the victorian terraced house in notting hill is 374 square meters (about 4,000  9
Above: The Victorian terraced house in Notting Hill is 374 square meters (about 4,000 square feet).
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Above: According to Snelson, “The client owned most of the pieces already, many of which are antique pieces from France and Italy.”
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Above: “We restored the detailing on the elegant first floor, retaining original glass in the windows,” Snelson says.
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Above: The walls are predominantly painted Not Totally White by Papers & Paints.
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Above: A pair of saucer-like UpO Pendant Lights by Viabizzuno hovers over the kitchen table.
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Above; The kitchen sink with Vola tap is set into a marble countertop along one wall and has a painted backsplash. On the other side of the kitchen, a furniture-like counter is made of the same Dinesen wood as the flooring, “but without the lye soap finish, so that it’s a darker, pinker shade,” Snelson says.
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Above: The woodwork is painted in Great Hall Mouldings by Papers & Paints.
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Above: The light-flooded study.
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Above: A woodstove is inserted into an original fireplace.
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Above: The master bedroom.
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Above: The shower is tiled in hand-cut glass mosaics from Italy; the tapware is from Vola.
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Above: The wall-mounted Giro Bidet and corner inset bathtub are from CP Hart.
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Above: A passageway in a top-floor bedroom leads to a private roof spa.
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Above: The minimally detailed stairs leading to the Scandi-style aerie.
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Above: The open-air spa area is clad in Dinesen Douglas fir.
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Above: “The door is clad in Dinesen Douglas fir, so that it disappears when closed, creating a very private and separate space,” Snelson says.

See another favorite London conversion at:

Slow Architecture: An Elegant, Monochromatic Home in London by Spencer Fung.

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