Renovations and conversions hold a special, persistent allure for the home obsessed: The idea that you could take what you’ve been given—let’s go ahead and call them lemons—and make something livable—proverbial lemonade, if you will—is for many too much of an enticement to resist.
Case in point: this 1960s house in south London, formerly owned by the local council (akin to an American city’s public housing) and revamped and added onto by local firm R2 Studio Architects.
Measuring a compact 80 square meters (about 860 square feet), the midcentury brick house is a playful, light-filled reimagining of the original 1960s brick structure, reworked to accommodate a family of four.
The team at R2 Studio created an addition for the three-bedroom unit and brought its ailing midcentury facade and lackluster interiors up to snuff. Full-height windows and a skylight overhead help to bring natural light into the front of the house, while the wood floors (oak) were given a new staining and provide a nice counterpoint to the sunny yellow cabinetry and orange-tile backsplash new to the unit.
Take a closer look over at Dezeen.