Spotted recently on one of our favorite real estate sites, The Modern House: a 19th-century Grade II listed house, transformed by Undercover Architecture in London into a five-bedroom family home with a workspace on the lower level.
Established in 2012 by Luke Chandresinghe, an architect who studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London and spent two years living in Tokyo, and his art director wife, Estelle, who studied art history and fashion at London’s Central Saint Martins, Undercover Architecture describes itself as a “London-based practice of young, vibrant, maverick architects and designers.”
“We used bold color throughout the house because London is so gray and miserable,” Luke says. “Estelle is from France and she loves color; the proprietary blue accent colors [from Little Greene and Farrow & Ball] bring in a bit of brightness. We also tried to bring in warmth via shades of gray, which softens the light.”
The house is currently on the market (see the listing at The Modern House). Join us for a tour.
“The kitchen, which is quite small, is the one space we struggled to get right,” Luke says. “We inserted a lot of storage in the kitchen island, and created a coffee and tea station. We also store plates and cutlery and the dining room.”
The second floor contains two bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes, and the first of two bathrooms. The bathroom has a double basin, a walk-in shower with Tadelakt finish, and a Japanese wooden-barrel bathtub.