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This stylish former London coach house has been designed with wellbeing in mind

Wow-factor style meets wellness in this chic London coach house

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Set in a leafy conservation area in Richmond, this former London coach house has been transformed into an elegant, upscale abode – and it's on the market for £2 million.

The home was completed in 2019 to a design by London-based architects TDO. Occupying the site of a former coach house, it's almost a total new build and adds a modern addition to the traditional architecture of the St Margaret's Estate Conservation Area.

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It was created with wellness and wellbeing in mind, and has a MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery) system to ensure optimum internal conditions and air quality as well as an Air Source Heat pump. Ecological and natural materials were also used where possible, including VOC-free paint.

The same level of attention was paid to the interiors, with high-end finishes and design-led details.

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The stunning kitchen by Plain English boasts beautiful deep green cabinetry and sumptuous marble tops. Vintage artwork adds prettiness to a tough-luxe statement black industrial staircase and oven and exposed brick walls.

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Mid-century modern styling and furniture is seen throughout the home, including a walnut dining table and matching cabinets in the home office.

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In fact, industrial meets retro style throughout, with the vintage art and prints on soft furnishings being paired with Crittall-style framing between the master bedroom and the office.

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Bathrooms, too, have this fusion, with one boasting a beautiful botanical sink with modern brass taps and mirrors. 

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coach house

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Another shower room embraces full industrial style with concrete walls and matte black sink.

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Flashes of colour are everywhere, with a popping orange sofa being the focal point on the spacious landing.

coach house

(Image credit: The Modern House)

coach house

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There's a beautiful blend of tranquility, vibrancy and practicality, with one bedroom and ensuite showcasing the perfect mix, with dark built-in wardrobes and Buster & Punch industrial brass handles paired with fluted, fringed lampshade and botanical art and soft furnishings.

coach house

(Image credit: The Modern House)

coach house

(Image credit: The Modern House)

And the biggest bonus? The charming courtyard garden has direct access to the coveted St Margaret’s Trust Grounds, approximately twelve acres of private landscaped gardens with sprawling lawns, tennis courts and a beautiful lake.

Ruth Doherty

Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.