A Regency Cottage in London, Reworked by Two Creatives

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The London house of artists James Russell and Hannah Plumb lately caught our eye—however by the point we caught up with them, that they had determined, as they put it, “it was farm time” and offered their  mid-Nineteenth century cottage through Inigo. (The couple have since relocated to rural Shropshire with their toddler, Walter.) Fortunately, they have been nonetheless eager to share the story of their Stockwell house—a story of sluggish discovery and happenstance. Let’s have a look round.

Images by Mark Fox for Inigo.

the former 19th century home of james russell and hannah plumb, founders of th 9
Above: The previous Nineteenth-century house of James Russell and Hannah Plumb, founders of the artistic studio Jamesplumb, which makes a speciality of “objects and environments.”

The couple—who’re work in addition to life companions—purchased the home on Stockwell Inexperienced in 2007 from a well-known live performance pianist who wasn’t shy of daring shades. (The entrance room, the place he practiced at his child grand, was painted cerise pink.) On the time, Hannah and James had nearly managed to scrape collectively the deposit for the home. Little or no was left over to deal with the lengthy listing of crucial repairs.

the grade ii listed end of terrace forms part of a row of stuccoed recency cott 10
Above: The Grade II-listed finish of terrace varieties a part of a row of stuccoed Recency cottages. Behind is the Stockwell Congregational Church, which was inbuilt 1798 and transformed right into a mosque within the Eighties.

While their studio in close by Camberwell turned established, their house remained largely unchanged save for a number of key structural alterations. The ground in the lounge had an unhealthy sag (one thing to do with that piano, maybe), so the boards have been lifted and their supporting brick piers rebuilt. Outdoors, the render was swiftly patched up and the coping stones changed. “We knew much less ourselves about outdated buildings at the moment,” James displays. “Though we all the time knew {that a} a lot deeper renovation wanted to be carried out.”

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