Lansdown Terrace – Bringing Modern Style into a Traditional Home

When it comes to planning out our interiors, we spend a lot of time unifying a space, picking out coordinating items and sticking to a style. It's time to make a change. Sometimes contrast can be beautiful, and we've got the perfect example to show you.

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When it comes to planning out our interiors, we spend a lot of time unifying a space, picking out coordinating items and sticking to a style. It’s time to make a change. Sometimes contrast can be beautiful, and we’ve got the perfect example to show you.

Lansdown Terrace, which is currently available through Savills Cheltenham, is a Grade II Listed property and is described by the agency as “possibly one of the finest examples of a Regency town house to come onto the market.” But it’s not this that has us so impressed. Wait until you sneak a peek inside…

This majestic house still boasts many of its period features including intricate ceiling mouldings, centrepiece-worthy fireplaces, deep skirting boards and floor-to-ceiling windows; features that any homeowner would hold in high regard. Yet it’s not these features alone that make the property worthy of our reverence – it’s the way they have been used as foundations on which to build a look that is ultra-modern, sleek and supremely sophisticated.

Take the bathroom, for example. This feat of interior design takes the dramatically dark fireplace in the centre of the main wall and turns it into something sleek and thoroughly modern. This is done simply by edging it with a cool white marble surround, while the grandeur of having a fireplace in a bathroom is subtly referenced by the white pillars that stand either side of the mantelpiece. A chandelier has been added – of course! – but it’s clarity and cool silver stems manage to keep the room looking uncluttered and somehow simple -features that the placement of the freestanding bath in centre of the room only echoes. There isn’t a hint of the stuffiness that can sometimes haunt period homes either, and the clean lines of the built-in storage space, square sinks and grey marble tiles go far to help complete this thoroughly contemporary space.