See Inside This Converted Dairy in South London - The Gloss Magazine

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Interior Designer Beth Dadswell and her husband Andrew converted this former dairy in South London into a family home with hidden courtyard

See inside: Beth Dadswell and Andrew Wilbourne have created a hidden-from-view Parisian-inspired sanctuary out of a dilapidated London dairy ...

Interior Designer Beth Dadswell and her husband Andrew converted this former dairy in South London into a family home with hidden courtyard

byTHE GLOSSBeth Dadswell and Andrew Wilbourne have created a hidden-from-view Parisian-inspired sanctuary out of a dilapidated London dairy. Emma J Page paid a visit …It takes vision and a large dose of courage to imagine living in a gritty urban space that was once, rather incongruously, occupied by cows. But for serial renovators Beth and Andrew, this unlikely backstory only added to the appeal.

Sandwiched between a row of ordinary South London terrace houses, their chic home was formerly an unprepossessing dairy, then an ice-cream store, and latterly a down-at-heel workshop. Nothing indicates to the casual passerby that beyond a modest metal shuttered frontage lies a verdant jewel of a courtyard inspired by the hidden shared gardens tucked away behind austere doorways all over central Paris.

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See Inside This Converted Dairy in South London by THE GLOSS Beth Dadswell and Andrew Wilbourne have created a hidden-from-view Parisian-inspired sanctuary out of a dilapidated London dairy.Detectives are now looking to find all available CCTV and anyone who may have been in the area, and those who may have been driving through at this time and urging them to contact the police.Whatsapp Sean O'Driscoll's book about Rose Dugdale However, the author said last night he “did everything I possibly could to keep it balanced” and found it “frustrating” of being accused of romanticising violence after striving to include the stories of IRA victims.“ Oh My God can I enter?” Of course you can! This competition is open to everyone and anyone, so even Someone Like You could win, all you have to do is enter! For your chance to win, simply listen out for a track by Adele this week (Mon-Wed) and when you hear it, text or WhatsApp the word ADELE plus your name to 087 4100 102.

Emma J Page paid a visit … It takes vision and a large dose of courage to imagine living in a gritty urban space that was once, rather incongruously, occupied by cows. But for serial renovators Beth and Andrew, this unlikely backstory only added to the appeal. Friends of Zara say she was"so soft and gentle, she never had a bad word to say about anyone" and said she had only graduated in October and had been working at the Royal Courts of Justice for a few weeks. Sandwiched between a row of ordinary South London terrace houses, their chic home was formerly an unprepossessing dairy, then an ice-cream store, and latterly a down-at-heel workshop.” And he added that “coercing a million outraged Protestants into a Catholic-majority state always seemed like an exercise in futility”. Nothing indicates to the casual passerby that beyond a modest metal shuttered frontage lies a verdant jewel of a courtyard inspired by the hidden shared gardens tucked away behind austere doorways all over central Paris. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was"heartbroken" by Ms Aleena's murder, saying:"Understandably, women living in the area and across London will be feeling distressed and fearful after this awful attack and the death of another woman at the hands of a man. “If there’s an opportunity to take a peek through a gap in a gate, I can’t resist,” says Beth of her first glimpse of the unusual home she shares with partner Andrew, a graphic designer, and their son Louis, 13.

The fashion stylist turned interior designer was on her way home from a shoot when the site caught her eye. "Officers cannot be in all places at all times. “An Garda Síochána does not comment on remarks by third parties or on the specifics of investigations conducted by other parties,” they said. “I peeked through the gates and saw a derelict courtyard with a corrugated plastic roof and a crumbling building beyond. It was a commercial venture and so unusual that I knew we had to take a look." Share article.” The sight that greeted them when the couple finally gained access to the property would have deterred many, but Beth knew exactly how it could be transformed.” The Metropolitan Police have also being contacted for a response. The faded grandeur of the front yard would be turned into a verdant garden, hidden from the street; the ground floor would be extended out to accommodate flexible living space, while the first floor, with its unique gambrel roof, would be exposed to the rafters and tweaked to house two bedrooms and two shower rooms.

“The most obvious choice was a double-height extension, but we were determined to preserve the raw beauty of the place and so our approach was less radical,” says Beth. That softly industrial aesthetic is evident throughout, from the less-than-perfect cracked concrete flooring in the courtyard and rusty fittings repurposed to train plants up the walls, to the roughly polished plaster finishes within. The building’s former rear refrigeration area has been turned into a multi-functional snug, with Beth’s office beyond, looking over another, smaller courtyard. With less square footage to play with than their previous home, Beth has been clever with her ideas, creating bespoke display storage in the open-plan living space, installing sliding pocket doors and ensuring that the snug serves variously as a TV room, crash pad for guests and music space for Louis to practise the piano and violin. The wow factor undoubtedly comes in the form of generous steel-framed glass doors that draw the eye from front to back, bringing the evergreen garden into focus throughout the year.

Says Beth, who’s been finessing her chic-casual style for years: “I was always interested in my surroundings,” she reflects. “I started rearranging my bedroom when I was about ten, which was when I asked for Habitat blinds for Christmas!” The key, she thinks, is to strike just the right balance. “It’s about not over or underdoing it. I don’t like things to look too new or shiny.” Trusted vintage Robin Day chairs and a sofa have travelled with the family from house to house for nearly two decades, slotting effortlessly here into a mix of washed linen, jute rugs, poured concrete flooring and brass-tipped bulb wall lights.

And the couple’s love affair with Paris is subtly expressed through simple touches, such as unlacquered brass handles, which Beth describes as “jewellery for windows.” Meanwhile, the family has refrained from hanging too much on the walls, instead favourite artworks are propped around the house, many clustered in Beth’s office, creating an easily changeable display. “Moving here encouraged us to get rid of superfluous possessions and concentrate instead only on the pieces we love,” says Beth. “It’s all about hanging out as a family, whether we are eating at the table in the courtyard, which is like our third sitting room, or watching a film in the snug. Coming downstairs in the morning and seeing that huge expanse of glass never fails to connect me to nature.

I could so easily have walked past this diamond in the rough and never known it was here; I guess the lesson is to take time to stop and look. You never know what you might unearth.” PHOTOGRAPHS BY RACHEL SMITH .