We have had our fair share of experience with home renovations in London, helping homeowners navigate the city’s physical and…
Brutalist architecture was popular, especially in Britain, from the 1950s until the 1980s. In French, its name refers to “raw or unfinished concrete”, with a huge emphasis on strong geometry, a monochromatic palette and boldness. French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier has been widely accredited to have sparked the conception of the Brutalist movement which greatly defined post-modern architecture. He was commissioned to design social housing in Marseilles.
Victorian terraces can be seen in most London boroughs, with their ornate detailing and vibrant exteriors making them stand out. Many of our clients come to us wanting to modernise their beautiful new terrace house, whether by opening the ground floor plan or extending the structure. In this post, we explore the conundrum of the middle room in a Victorian terrace house. This is the normal ground floor layout for this type of property, but nowadays we have seen the issues it can cause and have worked to remove them.
In our line of work, we naturally have a keen interest in exploring the history of properties in London. Certain features within a property can tell you the era in which it was built when considering to the socio-economic issues at the time. In today’s post, we wanted to talk about the history of London terrace houses, exploring how it came to the UK and the reason for its appearance.