interior design studio robert london design (RLD) completed a full redesign of a three-story detached victorian house in chiswick, west london. the architects transformed the house with imaginative space planning and a ground-level extension with dinesen ash floors. they worked in close collaboration with the client to re-imagine the space as a calm, understated, carefully configured family home.

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images by shinichi adachi and ollie tomlinson 



robert london design created a contemporary extension at the rear of the property designed around a bespoke solid ash table by benchmark – conceived by RLD as the heart of the home. the extension aims to complement the building’s original architecture by connecting the inside of the house with the newly landscaped garden. in keeping with the studio’s preference for natural, hardwearing materials that improve with age and use, jura beige limestone and solid ash dinesen flooring are applied throughout, complementing the calm architectural color palette, and creating consistency and visual harmony across the project.

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for this project, we were looking for a natural wood that would combine the softness of tone with strength and durability. ash was the obvious choice, and we had no hesitation in working with dinesen, who provided the highest quality materials which perfectly complemented our vision for the overall space.’ says robert thake, the founder.

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robert london design’s customized joinery for the living areas and master bedroom, dressing room, and en suite bathroom reflect the language of the scheme. the original tiled flooring in the downstairs hall has been given new life through careful restoration. a clear understanding of the client’s unique needs for their home was the designers’ foremost preoccupation when creating the interior. use, proportion, and longevity were therefore key elements to creating this calm, coherent and harmonious space that responds to the original architecture.

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project info:


name: barrowgate road

designers : robert london design

location: london, england 

photography: shinichi adachi and ollie tomlinson


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