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Old Villa

I've got another London location home beauty for you today, thanks to the folks at Shoot Factory. This one is called Old Villa, and old it certainly is. A little rough around the edges (is that a hole in the bathroom floor?) and a bit more traditional than we typically post but I love it for those qualities. My only beef is that gorgeous porcelain kitchen sink stuck in a corner, mounted on a rickety looking table. ODD. And how annoying if you've got a pile of dishes to do.





Reader Comments (25)

A truly timeless beauty!

17 Aug 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Dreamy House!

17 Aug 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRene Braun

Ahhhh, I love these traditional spaces brought into our modern age. Agreed, though, that the rickety kitchen sink is impractical. And the kitchen cabinetry seems to block a doorway? But who cares, it's gorgeous to look at.

17 Aug 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPam Hipp

OMG, this is so lovely. My favorite house thus far! LOVE LOVE LOVE.

17 Aug 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTina

Mmmmmmmmm I love!! I´ll take it, sink and all!!!!!!!

17 Aug 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCata

I'll see your sink issue, and raise you one cabinet shoved into a doorway and along side a...piano? What drunk arranged this floor plan??

17 Aug 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBev65

quelle merveilleuse maison,
j'adore cette cuisine, elle est juste comme j'aime avec des matériaux techniques et bruts.
La taille des pièces est parfaite.
belle soirée


17 Aug 2011 | Unregistered Commentergosia

Damn it's happened again! Me, a confirmed, committed Modernist seduced by a lovely old beauty such as this. BTW I'd take bets that there's a dishwasher either in the larder or behind one of the cabinet doors. Anybody who can afford this house in London ain't washin' dishes by hand.

17 Aug 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLin

A very lovely, cozy, & romantic home. Simple and ornate at the same time; beautiful

17 Aug 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMezzanine

The simplicity of this makes it gorgeous.

17 Aug 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhomestilo

Ahh, those windows, those floors. I want to live there.

18 Aug 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOur Old House

This house is just fantastic. I love how they used chairs for bedside tables. And that frame above the mirror. Just stunning!

18 Aug 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Love it!
Raises a question for me - how to achieve a gracious space (trad or modern), emulating what you see, but on a smaller scale, because your living room is only 1/4 the size of what you see?

18 Aug 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I love it, it's beautiful!

18 Aug 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Despite it's faults, it's beautiful. And looks like it's seen some living.

18 Aug 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

I LOVE IT!!!!!

18 Aug 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdenis

That stone wall in the garden with the ivy growing on it - that's reason enough to go back to London. Dunno where it is, but the facade looks Kew-ish.

And the site overall! A veritable rabbit hole to fall down for days. Which is no good because this particular white rabbit is already late!

18 Aug 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpimpmybricks

Breathtaking. What an impeccable space and choice of furnishings.

18 Aug 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Hillier

.. you know, fireplace is more important than a sink...
Love this post, thank you! Such an inspiration.
My husband and I are renovating a very old house and we had a !!TEN!! doors and windows kitchen to deal with...similar cabinet in the doorway problem...it worked in the end...

19 Aug 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlucie

I ♥ it!

22 Aug 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFerdi

Amazing and have looked at it before as it is for sale.. Only problem not in a great area at all... Too Bad, too sad!

25 Aug 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhayley

absolutely gorgeous! do you know who painted the painting in the kitchen of the lady with the fan? i'd love to know.

11 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristin

i love the sink :o) gorgeous in everyway!!!

31 Jan 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

I love the wide plank flooring and semi-outdoor patio!

25 May 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaula Schmidt

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