Small old kitchen makeovers "We weren't in search of a challenge," says Londoner Nic Farhi, remembering first seeing his flat, "but if I spotted the original floorboards and brickwork in the lounge, I knew I had to buy this place. "Nic & his then-girlfriend (now wife) had spent months scouring Clerkenwell for the easiest home, so he was made up our minds to not allow the grotty inner of this flat in a former seamstresses' manufacturing facility placed him off. The construction dates again to the Eighteen Eighties & is just one of the few within the place to have survived intensive bombing all through World War II. During the renovation, Farhi discovered some other clue to its historical past.
An old gasoline bill discovered that Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones had prior to now owned the flat and had used it as an artist's studio! With lend a hand from architect Robert Rhodes of robert rhodes architecture interiors & Benedict Pippet from Bondsbury Construction, plus a bit little bit of notion from Homss, Farhi reworked the property right into a comfortable and trendy house. Now completed, it blends robust authentic features, equivalent to exposed roof beams, with stylish , up to date furnishings. "Planning our wedding ceremony coincided with the preservation paintings, so it was once fairly a aggravating time," says Farhi. "I completely cherished it, regardless that.
I can not wait to do some other undertaking!" Check out this latest replace of a former manufacturing unit flat that survived World War II bombs and use by way of a member of The Rolling Stones.