This spacious minimalist apartment in Marleybone neighborhood in London is renovated by DRDH Architects for former ballet dancer and couturier Anna Valentine. Located on the first floor of a large Georgian house, apartment is refurbished keeping characteristics of the original space, especially the principal room to the square. Goal of DRDH Architects was opening up the interior plan to light and the spatial interconnectedness of contemporary life.
The reference for atmosphere and tonal palette of this simple and elegant interior were Wilhelm Hammershoi’s serene interior paintings of his apartment at Strandgade 30. Fascinating feature of the apartment are doors of varying scales and the absolute star of this space is the simple modern and minimal kitchen with its bespoke cabinets and kitchen elements with marble kitchen countertops.
area: 120m2 / construction cost: £240,000
architects: DRDH Architects
“As in Hammershoi’s paintings of his home, at Strandgade 30 in Copenhagen, doors of varying scales not only mediate the relationships between new and existing elements but establish themselves as figures that occupy space and define its character,” say the architects.
One of the Wilhelm Hammershoi’s interior paintings portraying his apartment at Strandgade 30, Copenhagen
images are courtesy of DRDH Architects