The five-bedroom red-brick house is located next to the lively green spaces and cafes of Clapham Common yet enjoys a peaceful setting. The current owner is an artist, and creative flair is seen throughout the home. While the look is elegant and timeless, modern interventions, like the marble-topped stainless steel kitchen, merge seamlessly with original features, like decorative cornicing, ornamental door surrounds and old working fireplaces. See: World’s best homes – tour the globe’s most beautiful houses A formal drawing room sits at the front of the property, where natural light beams in through the bay window. See: Living room ideas – clever ways to decorate living spaces A cosy snug lies behind the sitting room, and offers a more intimate space, finished in a biophilic green with pretty patterned tiles cladding the warming hearth.  The open-plan living space sits at the back of the house and boasts an inviting kitchen and dining area that again showcases the perfect marriage of modern and authentic. The owners have painstakingly exposed the original brick wall and retained a set of glazed floor-to-ceiling French doors (see top pic), uniting these details with exposed industrial structural pillars and a row of three new skylights. The kitchen boasts a refined palette of materials: a cream-painted panelled splashback, open wooden shelves, stainless steel cabinets and a luxurious marble countertop.  A clever built-in wooden bench that matches the floorboards sits in the middle of the room, which opens out onto the garden. See: Kitchen ideas – decor and decorating ideas for all kitchens  Upstairs, the master bedroom is a sunny delight, painted in a warm yellow with sun shining through the large bay window. The sumptuous yet relaxing room has  a working fireplace and decorative tiles, and a large ensuite with a freestanding tub.  See: Bedroom ideas – designs and inspiration for beautiful bedrooms The property is listed for sale for £2,450,000 with Inigo (opens in new tab).