Openness, natural light and tactile materials were the organising principles behind Wrenthan Avenue’s creative renovation, crafted by EM Architects, Queens Park Design and Build and the homeowner – a leading light in interior decoration journalism. Nestled behind leafy greenery, a monochromatic façade is revealed; a precursor to the experimental design found within this four-bedroom home. Inside, spacious proportions are ornamented…
Openness, natural light and tactile materials were the organising principles behind Wrenthan Avenue’s creative renovation, crafted by EM Architects, Queens Park Design and Build and the homeowner – a leading light in interior decoration journalism. Nestled behind leafy greenery, a monochromatic façade is revealed; a precursor to the experimental design found within this four-bedroom home. Inside, spacious proportions are ornamented with a trove of antiques, with a family-orientated layout that feels utterly appropriate for its Queen’s Park postcode.
Step into a double reception room, infused with natural light that filters through a bay window. To one side, a study gazes out to the leafy front garden. To the other, a cosy television area is complete with a log fireplace and a B&B Italia sofa. A long corridor with full-height sliding doors paves a streamlined path into the kitchen and dining room.
Bold spatial design is softened with natural materials and a welcoming atmosphere. Standing tall at the room’s centre, a column of exposed brickwork spans the double-height aspect. A striking wall of glass diffuses sunlight into the room, creating synergy between the indoors and out. An Eero Saarinen by Knoll marble dining table is paired with olive-green chairs from the 1930s, salvaged from an Indian cruise ship. In the kitchen, stainless steel counters are playfully offset by orange cabinets. Vintage church pews have been reimagined as wooden worktops, with a hob deftly engineered into the surface.
There’s a remarkable sense of quietude to the 43-foot garden that borders the home. With landscape design by Adolfo Harrison, verdant hedges, climbing planters and wooden fences make for a tranquil al fresco environment. Considered design details endure, with Tom Dixon wired garden chairs positioned on the decked patio.
A wooden staircase leads to the mezzanine reception room, where pale walls and dark wood floors are a minimalist backdrop for antiques and artwork. From the 18th-century Chinese table and mid-century lamps, to the blue Conran sofas and original Picasso print, the space affectionately balances the elegant and eclectic. From here, double doors open into a second study.
Accessed via a private staircase, there’s a voluminous feel to the principal bedroom suite. A series of Velux windows is sculpted into vaulted ceilings, filling the room with sunlight. A whitewashed palette lends attention to a green bedframe and Moroccan cushions. Storage is in abundance, from the wall of floor-to-ceiling wardrobes to the walk-in dressing room. The room weaves round into the West One en suite bathroom, with geometric floor tiles setting a stylish tone for the freestanding bath. Also located on this floor, an uplifting guest bedroom overlooks Tiverton Green. Downstairs, two additional bedrooms are pared-back and tranquil settings, served by two family bathrooms.
Double reception room
Open-plan kitchen and dining room
Mezzanine reception room with study
Principal bedroom suite with dressing room
Three further bedrooms
Two further bathrooms
Garden design by Adolfo Harrison
Off-street parking for one car
London Borough of Brent
Spacious proportions are ornamented with a trove of antiques, with a family-orientated layout that feels utterly appropriate for its Queen’s Park postcode.
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Caught between Kensal Rise and Queen’s Park, Wrenthan Avenue is set in one of London’s most burgeoning neighbourhoods – attracting celebrities, creatives and city workers alike. Start the day with a coffee at Cable Co., before taking a stroll around the verdant grasses of Queen’s Park – the weekend Farmer’s Market will be your go-to for local seasonal produce. Just around the corner is Chamberlayne Road, once coined London’s ‘hippest street’ by Vogue: local favourites include Wildcard, Mr. Fish and The Salusbury. Spend an evening at The Lexi, a coveted independent cinema. With plenty of transport options on your doorstep, there’s easy access to the rest of the capital.
5 bedroom home in Queen's Park NW10
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