This townhouse kitchen is a masterclass in blending materials

This small but very well-appointed kitchen in London’s Soho is a masterclass in how to respectfully restore without compromising on mod cons. 

Awarded Grade II Listed status, whereby glorious architecture comes with strict planning caveats, this property would test anyone’s renovation skills. Luckily, it wasn’t the new owners’ first project, and they enlisted long-trusted designer Victoria Marriott to bring their kitchen ideas to life. 

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(Image credit: Mary Wadsworth)

‘The property had been offices for years so there was no kitchen blueprint to follow location-wise,’ recalls Victoria from Roundhouse. ‘The spacious basement was considered, but the natural light at ground level made two small rooms at the rear of the house far more appealing.’