"Every detail of the space has been carefully thought through without feeling over-designed"
This meticulously designed two-bedroom house on Travic Road was built by its current architect owners for their family. While from the front it sits in line with the two-storey terrace, the back of the house reveals an innovative three-storey design. The house has a wonderful garden with a mature silver birch tree, seating areas and private off-street garage with sliding doors.
On the ground floor is an open-plan living room and kitchen, with doors that open onto the garden. As this level is a half basement, there is a great sense of quiet immersion in the garden. The slate floor is warmed with underfloor heating and the room is flooded with natural light from a cleverly concealed light well. The neat kitchen has polished concrete worktops and plenty of storage. There is also a downstairs WC and a secret bedroom for the family cat. Every detail of the space has been carefully thought through without feeling over-designed.
On the first floor is the family bathroom, with a huge double height window and privacy screening. The bedroom has built-in storage and large windows that overlook the garden. The owners have also devised a small study, big enough only for a desk and chair, in order that they can work from home.
On the top floor of the house is the bright master bedroom, which has a sense of lofty seclusion. Entrance is from an open staircase with a door that closes at the bottom to maximise the sense of space. The room has three large skylights and a large semi-attic storage.
The house won the best small home category in the Daily Telegraph / Home Building & Renovating Magazine awards when it was built in 2007.
Travic Road is exceptionally well situated for transport to London. Trains run from nearby Burnham station to London Paddington in under forty minutes, and after the introduction of Crossrail in late 2019 this will reduce to twenty minutes.
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