Kensington Residence: Where Old-World Charm Meets Modern Elegance

This private three-story residence, located in London’s Royal Borough conservation area, was once two terrace houses, renovated into a single family dwelling just shy of 3000 sq. ft. Preserving the charm of the old brick used in the original construction, the architectural firm Studio Seilern added warm woods and modern white surfaces to maintain the feeling of the building’s locale. Glass doors (7.2 x 7.9 ft) in the living room open outward to grant access to the rear garden and promote the feeling of fluidity throughout the main living space.

The coolest part of this structure, though? It’s got to be that visually stunning steel spiral staircase at the center of the house—leather covers the stair steps and handrails, its purpose twofold as it absorbs sound and ensures warmth. Yes, please!

steel spiral staircase