Edinburgh House by Azman Architects, UK

Dining area of Edinburgh House by Azman Architects
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London-based Azman Architects (opens in new tab) have remodelled the interior of this Victorian seaside house in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, transforming it into a striking contemporary home for a family of four

House with the interior walls and floors

Due to the poor condition of the interior walls and floors, the home required a complete overhaul - a useful opportunity to reconfigure the spatial design and natural lighting from scratch

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The dining room from the main living area

The ground floor benefits from an airy and bright open plan, impeded only by a subtle row of thin pillars sectioning off the dining room from the main living area

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The interior of study room with white walls

The interior is a true study in white, its walls lined with an unobtrusive painted softwood panelling that seamlessly melds into cabinet and cupboard doors. The floor, meanwhile, is coated in handmade Moroccan tiles

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The staircase positioned to act as an anchor in the house

'The staircase was positioned to act as an anchor in the house,' explains Ferhan Azman. 'We highlighted this by installing a roof light above the stairwell to filter daylight to the rear rooms'

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The black stair rail with the white walls and floors

The black stair rail provides graphic contrast to the white walls and floors

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Light pours in from the top of the house

Light pours in from the top of the house

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Master bedroom with bespoke furniture and a patterned wall

The architects added touches of colour with bespoke furniture and a patterned wall in the master bedroom

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The corner of the master bedroom with blue chair

Midcentury furniture in the corner of the mast bedroom

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The bedroom with white bedlinen and wall

The bedroom looks straight out towards the sea

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The master bathroom with white bath tub

A traditional, freestanding bath in the master bathroom

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White master bedroom with white wall

The second bedroom

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The bathroom with ceiling lights

Another window in the ceiling brings light into the bathroom

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).