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Stunning homes punctuate Nappy Valley, the result of architects, interior designers and planners coming together to make their mark. Gillian Upton showcases their designs

An eight-month-long refurbishment and extension through lockdown of The Old Sorting House in SW London resulted in this stunning double-height interior created by Stylus Architects and built by Green Sheen. The house now boasts a floating mezzanine, glass roof over the dining room, a large arched glass window leading to the dining room from the kitchen and all joinery designed and manufactured by cast london, including the brass metal finish on the island unit fronts in the kitchen


A new rear extension and reconfiguration at the lower ground and ground-floor levels was the brief for this Wandsworth family home designed by Ade Architecture. Photography: M Clayton

This is a Huf Haus with Eastern influences, supplied by the German prefabricated homebuilder in the Bauhaus architectural tradition, constructed by Westfield Homes and with the interior and gardens designed by the owners. It’s a spacious 5,000 sq ft home in an elevated position in SW15. Called Shinto, it provides lateral accommodation, a chilled Zen garden, six bedrooms, four bathrooms and four open-plan, high-ceilinged sitting rooms with vast expanses of glass to bring in the garden views. The Huf Haus technology also provides an EPC rating of B.


A 12-month renovation saw 1,500 sq ft added to this seven-bedroom family home and the property is now 8,000 sq ft in total. The brief to Cherie Lee Interiors was to create a home inspired by the family’s travels, so there is a cinema room with navy velvet sofas inspired by a Japanese hotel, an outdoor kitchen reminiscent of one seen in the Balearics, and so on. Strong design statements add interest to the open-plan white kitchen, with its feature wine wall.

Kelly Hoppen has combined city and country in her 2,500 sq ft Cotswold countryside home, a converted barn, combining modern style with vintage pieces. The spacious hallway has a dramatic vaulted ceiling, original wooden beams and a sweeping spiral staircase. The open-plan area at the front of the house is multi-functional with a chill-out space and home gym. Photography: Mel Yates.


Vibrant clashing colours, decadent pieces and custom-made designer hand-painted furniture are the hallmark of Jimmie Martin Interiors, and this house in a trendy south London suburb has had the full treatment for a family of five. The owners wanted colour, colour, colour and it manifests in the side fence with graffiti artwork, bespoke artwork sideboards, chairs and mirrors throughout, and a glamorous guest WC. Photography: Richard Gooding.


Granit Architecture + Interiors extended and refurbished this five-bedroom house in Wimbledon in a six-month build which replaced an existing conservatory and extended into the garden to create a multi-level large modern kitchen and sunken living space with large corner window. High-level angled windows, accentuated by zinc-clad fascias, draws maximum light. The refurbishment had the desired effect of a better connection between home and garden. Photography: Andrew Beasley.


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