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OPEN SKIES

Westbourne Terrace Road, W2

With a striking glass-enclosed dining room and electric blue accents throughout, this lateral end-of-terrace townhouse apartment brings a whole meaning to the term ‘blue-sky thinking’. Sprawled across one floor and generous patio terrace, the two-bedroom home is an architectural exercise in spirited open-planning. Except for the bedrooms and bathrooms, there are no divisions of separation within the rest of the living spaces. Instead, everything has been cleverly segmented with partial walls, varying elevations and sharp architectural angles.

Adding new ideas such as integrated bench seating, granite worktops, functional storage systems and clever lighting, the previous owner did a fantastic job of bringing an outdated property into the modern world. The contemporary conservatory reads like a sculptural glass and steel box, opening entirely at its east and south elevations to create a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor space. Because of the open layout, the sunlight that floods into the conservatory can penetrate all the way through the kitchen and into the living room.

The design throughout is both functional and dynamic. An atrial courtyard acts as a great buffer between the guest bedroom and the rest of the home – great for guests who want an added sense of privacy. From crisp colour contrasts to the juxtapositions of dark wood, glass and steel, the finishes deliver powerful aesthetic definition, giving the interiors a particularly Nordic feel and an overarching atmosphere of calm.