This London Dream Home Is Fit — But My Gosh, Don’t You Know It

Just hidden off to the side in one of London’s most important areas (that’s London, England, to all you Canadians), this reinvented home by Dyer Grimes Architects located in South Kensington is a prime example of London’s brilliant mix of modernity and history.


Code name Artist’s House, it is merely steps away from Hyde Park. Those who know the area, know that the streets’ façades are lined with iconic period mansions.


The owners, originally from Switzerland, loved the one flat they had so much, decided to acquire the flats right above and below their existing unit.


The mission for Dyer Grimes was to blend three units together seamlessly. They created a stunning centre point via a generous atrium and sculptural staircase, generating more light and air to the space, which was further expanded with a wide living room and open plan kitchen.


The team made the most of the original Victorian features and transitioned in more contemporary textures like polished concrete floors and exposed brickwork.


Touches of luxury shined through in the bedroom (fitted with a bespoke dressing room), a vivid but edited sitting room, and a designer bathroom that made our jaw drop.


Photography by Dyer Grimes Architecture