house in a wren tower.

Just back from the beautiful Brecon Beacons and days filled with sunshine, dappled light and daffodils. And most challengingly, no internet! So with no post on Monday this week, we begin with Thursday’s post… I can’t quite imagine calling a Grade 1 listed, Sir Christopher Wren-designed tower in central London home. If I could, this is what I hope it would look like.

Alterations were made to Christ Church tower, to form a single family house over twelve (12!) levels. Masterfully restrained, the palette is of wood floors and white painted walls. A curved glass handrail, simply pinned off the concrete stair, winds ever upwards; the upper-most level is connected by the narrowest, wood, double-tread stair. Landings allow moments to pause, furnished with beautiful classic pieces.

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Christ Church tower, London by Boyarsky Murphy Architects

Another house on many levels, here

2 thoughts on “house in a wren tower.

  1. poppytump

    Glad you enjoyed youmr break in the Brecons J .. was it up to the top of Pen Y Fan or a browse round Hay perhaps …
    I wonder at a family home of 12 levels and a glass curved handrail ! it is most beautiful though 🙂

    1. owls house london. Post author

      I have family who live in Abergavenny, so it’s an area I know well! always love visiting 🙂 I agree – house in a wren tower is quite mad and crazy impractical, but fabulous!


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