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1860s house gets sleek brick-and-glass addition in London

It’s the latest in a series of impressive revamps in the English capital

When it comes to revamps and additions, London seems to have the market cornered. In the last few weeks, a bakery-turned-apartment complex, warehouse-turned-apartment, and a gussied-up Georgian townhouse (plus some) have each found their way onto our pages.

The latest in this long list of enviably chic revamps is a glass-and-brick addition to a Victorian-era rowhouse in west London, in the city’s Putney neighborhood, designed by local firm Studio Octopi. Spanning the full width of the circa-1860 house, the addition creates a new point of connection between indoors and out for the homeowner (and its arrival coincides with an interior revamp also masterminded by designers at Studio Octopi).

According to Dezeen, there was already a 1990s sun room on the house, but it was demolished to make way for this low-slung, glazed annex. The interiors are, as you can imagine, largely festooned in a bright, neutral palette, as is the vogue these days. But Studio Octopi keeps it fresh with gorgeously veined marble in the bathroom and glass, wood, and masonry accents. See more photos and hear more about the scheme from the designers over at Dezeen.