The colors alone of this painstakingly restored Georgian townhouse in London are enough to take you to another place. That’s because all the paints were hand-mixed by historical paint expert Pedro da Costa Felgueiras of Lacquer Studios, who also oversaw the home’s restoration and interior design.
Da Costa Felgueiras ensured that the residence, built between 1810 and 1815, was brought back to its original state, repairing original fittings like wood paneling and staircases, and finishing surfaces in historically accurate colors using mostly linseed oil and antique powder pigments.
The result is a three-bedroom residence that exudes historicity without sacrificing contemporary creature comforts—which blend seamlessly into the old architecture anyway.
On the garden floor, an open-plan kitchen and lounge make up the “heart of the home,” according to Aucoot, who has the listing. This level was “excavated” to make more headroom, while the reclaimed flagstone floors are heated underneath. The woodwork was painted in a traditional yellow ochre, and the walls covered in white limewash. A working fireplace keeps it cozy, and double doors lead to the reinstated garden.
The main living quarters occupy the ground floor and comprise a double reception room, one side of which is currently being used as a dining room. Each section has its own fireplace. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a family bathroom, and on the top floor the master suite.
Rounding out the efficiently arranged 1,442-square-foot property is the aforementioned walled garden, coal bunker now being used as a utility room, and a brick workshop with mezzanine storage and a water closet. Located on Varden Street in the Myrdle Street conservation area, the home is offered at £1.65 million, or a smidgen above $2 million.
Via: The Spaces