(via Rue Magazine, photography by Nathalie Priem)

This London home is the merger of two separate duplexes, carried out by Bertolini Architects to create a single residence connected to the incredible garden in the backyard. With such a private escape from the surrounding city, the verdant terrace becomes the focal point of this home, with minimal decor keeping things simple indoors. The home also uses a predominately white palette to carry the light from the front of the home to the back, especially in the basement which is partly underground but includes access to a lower patio in the backyard. By carving out a garden entrance for the basement, the renovation allows for more garden views and extra light to flow through the bottom floor of the home. Take a full tour after the jump.


The living room is even more minimal with a moody triptych and linen slipcovered sofas. Below, some eclectic details bring this shelf styling to life.

I love the warm tones in the artwork and the mod table lamps in this bedroom!

Basement doors to patio dining and garden above in London on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Garden access was carved out from the basement level to bring more light into that level of the home, and it also creates an intimate dining area below the main terrace.

What a stunning, serene retreat from the bustle of London! How do you like the minimal approach? I think the garden views really bring the simple rooms to life in this project.

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  1. Takes me back to London for real 😀 thanks for sharing this post!

    Posted 8.20.17 Reply
  2. Wow the living room looks so calm; I think it’s the minimalism and the wall art! Also loving that last photo 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Posted 5.8.17 Reply
    • The garden is just so lovely and green! And it’s hard to tell from the photos, but that living room is actually in the basement… which just shows how much light they brought to that bottom level with the renovation!

      Posted 5.10.17 Reply

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