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Houses that inspire: living in the 60s

The nostalgia It is fashionable, that is undeniable, even to the point that I have missed times in which I have not even lived. If we add that memory is very selective and tends to remember only the good, we conclude that All the past time was better and, therefore, all previous design as well.

Philosophical dissertations apart, today I offer you the possibility of returning to the past, specifically to hectic sixties, as long as you promise to leave the flared jeans and patterned shirts when leaving home.

For a little less than half a million euros, this 3-story townhouse originally designed in 1960 by Southwest London is available Edward Hollamby. The current reform has retained much of the original materials and furniture, such as the stairs and doors. The new ones have been chosen maintaining the same aesthetic.

Without further delay, let's see how it would be live in the 60s.

The low level, which used to be a garage, has been rehabilitated to house a large kitchen and dining room overlooking the garden. This open space It is separated from the street by a system of translucent glass bricks. A small lobby prevents us from entering the kitchen directly from the outside.

Decoration is simple and little invasive. The furniture and the wooden staircase, original of the house, bring warmth to the environment. To top it off, the vegetation offers an enviable perspective background. A very nice and cozy space.

At first floor the living room has been located, from whose windows the patio can be seen again. On the other side, a small room and a study complete the distribution.

In these rooms we chose to give a successful color note to one of the walls. A great idea, because it not only gives you more dynamism, but it helps, along with the carpet, to delimit the spaces.

Finally, in the upper floorThe two bedrooms and a bathroom have been arranged. The main one overlooks the garden, although perhaps the windows are somewhat high, and do not allow to contemplate the treetops from the bed. At the opposite end is the other room and, between them, the bathroom.

On this floor a pavement has been maintained carpet based, of which I am nothing in favor, but that is appreciated in a climate as little welcoming as English. In both rooms many of the original restored furniture are preserved, contributing to maintain at all times the feeling of having traveled back in time.

I have dazzled the simplicity, clarity and warmth of the whole house. The calm that transmits all the spaces, that are becoming more private as we ascend through that beautiful staircase so light and so present at the same time.

For those who liked it but do not wear loose To buy it, do not worry, every day there are more vintage-style furniture in the market and there is also the option to restore those that your parents keep in the storage room.

If you miss the sixties, forget about Martin Mcfly and his flow condenser and start decorating.

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