Edgley Design Creates a Contemporary Home by a 100-Year-Old Pear Tree in London, England
By Jessica • Jan 6, 2017
Have you ever noticed that England has some of the very best names for their homes? Rather than having a street number, some older or historical homes have titles that describe the home, the area, or what the style of the building was when it was first built. This is a long lasting tradition all over the country and Pear Tree House, a private home in London, England, is no exception.
Pear Tree House, aptly named after the 100 year old pear tree that still stands in the yard to this day, is a gorgeous, naturally lit home that was designed by Edgley Design in 2012. Their goal was to built a contemporary home around the tree, letting its leaves and branches remain a priority in the architecture. The house expands in a beautiful way while still allowing the ancient tree plenty of space to sprawl and reach its full growth potential each season.
The way the home navigates around the peach tree isn’t the only unique draw it has. Inside the house, the design, furniture, and decor create a perfect blend of contemporary elements and vintage style. The lines of the counters and finished surfaces are clean and sleek, but the colours in the decor and the style of certain furniture pieces, like the chairs, hearken back to a decor style that’s closer to the 1970s.
Perhaps the most beautiful feature of the home, however, is the inclusion of giant windows in just about every room, particularly on the ground floor. In fact, entire expanses of wall have been replaced with clear balcony doors and floor to ceiling windows that provide a perfect view of the yard, complete with the gorgeous old pear tree that inspired the design from the beginning. You’ll find these features in the family room, near the kitchen, and most impressively of all, down the complete length of the hallway leading away from the front of the house. This style of home certainly requires an investment in curtains, but with wide open windows and skylights that prominently featured, it’s a beautifully bright spaces even on the cloudiest of days!
Photos by: Jack Hobhouse
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