Don’t let its staid Georgian facade fool you. Inside the Grade II-listed townhouse in Camberwell is a maximalist’s dream. Five floors of colour and art, antiques and mid century classics. Everywhere you look is inspiration and we haven’t even ventured into the garden yet. Unfortunately for us, it is sold but I found it through Inigo an estate agency for Britain’s most marvellous historic homes, from the team behind The Modern House.
“Our intervention aims to be respectful of pre-existing and timeless in nature. We wanted to recover all the existing elements in good condition to give them a second life and generate the least possible waste. We have rescued the hydraulic tiles of the original building in the bathrooms, walls and floors. The new materials have been chosen with the aim of revaluing local trades and crafts.”
Clay and stone, oak and lime. Natural materials chosen to meld seamlessly with the old building. Modern minimalism blending seamlessly with the past in this Mediterranean home in Palma, Mallorca by Isabel Lopez Vilalta+Asociados.
Photography by Salva López
“Warmth and charm were infused into this 1790’s farm by clearly defining the personality of every room – yet having small moments of connection to make the home feel complete. We worked with the home’s existing floor plan to maintain the historical character and updated all the finishes, paint colors and furnishings so it’s liveable but not too precious.”
A celebration of pattern and colour, bespoke and antique, this home is packed with personality and history. It’s about welcoming family and friends and overstuffed comfort for all, about cottage living mixed with modern conveniences. Historic Farm by Cameron Ruppert.
Photography by Stacy Zarin Goldberg
Loving the modern and tropical, Spanish finca-esque vibes of this renovated 1970s home in the South of France. Another stellar project by the talented Baptiste Bohu.
Santa Anita cabin. Angeles National Forest, California. By Commune Design.
Our intent was to blend a variety of inspirations within the original hundred year old historic cabin. We looked at Swedish and French chalets, Japanese and Shaker design details all through the framework of utility and function. Every bit of space was utilized creating places to stash gear and organize clutter for a weekend trip… All materials and furnishings were transported down a narrow canyon path by pack mule or hand built wheel barrow.
This cabin would be an absolute BLAST to spend a summer holiday. I’d even be game for going all in and using the outhouse 🙂