Be inspired by Open House London
If you’d relish the chance to peek inside some stunning London homes – and let’s face it, who wouldn’t – Open House weekend, 21 to 22 September, is a date to mark in your diary.
For 48 hours, Open House London lets you check out other people’s homes; marvelling at the nifty and creative architecture and picking up a few interior design ideas along the way. The event isn’t just about private homes; offices, businesses and landmark public buildings will all be throwing their doors open too.
Among the interesting homes to check out across the capital are two properties in Stoke Newington and Hackney, singled out by the Evening Standard as worth a look.
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Number 85 Maury Road, Stoke Newington is described by the newspaper as “a modern classic.” The new-build house by Chance de Silva architects has curved walls with ridged concrete fins and has a glass roof pavilion on the top floor. Eight years in the making, it was built on a piece of unused land and all its furniture and cabinets were created bespoke. Book a tour to visit the house.
A Hackney family’s inventive cellar extension can also be viewed, by appointment. The three-storey Victorian terrace has an underground living room, reached from ground level by a slide – or stairs if that feels too radical.
Other private homes highlighted by the Evening Standard include a converted gin distillery in east London and a Georgian townhouse, which blends the architectural styles of Bauhaus, Art Deco and Steampunk and is decorated in shades of bright blue, pink and egg-yolk yellow.
Read more in this article in the Evening Standard, Homes & Property.
More than 800 buildings are taking part in this year’s Open House London. There are also plenty of events including walks, talks and tours. Many visits must be pre-booked, so visit the Open House London website to find out more and plan your weekend.