Small London Flat with Light-Filled Interiors

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August 18, 2014
With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet. Read Full Article
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  Architects Silvia Ullmayer and Allan Sylvester worked with joiner Roger Hynam to reinvent an apartment for metalworker Simone ten Hompel.  Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

    Architects Silvia Ullmayer and Allan Sylvester worked with joiner Roger Hynam to reinvent an apartment for metalworker Simone ten Hompel.

    Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

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  The stairs lead to a sleeping loft outfitted with a mechanical skylight.  Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

    The stairs lead to a sleeping loft outfitted with a mechanical skylight.

    Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

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  Hynam designed and built the cabinets under the stairs and a drawer that slides out from beneath the bottom step. Drink H1 pendant lamps from Rotaliana hang in the kitchen and above a Grassworks dining table by Jair Straschnow.  Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

    Hynam designed and built the cabinets under the stairs and a drawer that slides out from beneath the bottom step. Drink H1 pendant lamps from Rotaliana hang in the kitchen and above a Grassworks dining table by Jair Straschnow.

    Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

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  Hynam built additional storage along one angled wall of the bedroom loft and beneath the skylight.   Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

    Hynam built additional storage along one angled wall of the bedroom loft and beneath the skylight

    Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

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  The bed, also by Hynam, is on casters, allowing ten Hompel to move it to gaze at the stars.  Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

    The bed, also by Hynam, is on casters, allowing ten Hompel to move it to gaze at the stars.

    Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

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  The kitchen features a compact cooktop by Whirlpool.  Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

    The kitchen features a compact cooktop by Whirlpool.

    Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

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  The Salvatori marble tiles in the bathroom were added at the last minute, once everyone was confident that they would not put the project over budget.  Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

    The Salvatori marble tiles in the bathroom were added at the last minute, once everyone was confident that they would not put the project over budget.

    Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

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  A sliding storage wall can be tucked aside to allow a seamless connection to the living and dining area.  Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

    A sliding storage wall can be tucked aside to allow a seamless connection to the living and dining area.

    Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

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    Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

    Photo by: Joakim Blockstrom

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