Richmond house blends old and new in a leafy conservation area

A design-led new home in Richmond Riverside, south-west London, blends old and new references in a calming, suburban retreat by developers Nomad

inside looking towards the garden in Richmond house by Nomad
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Combining natural, green landscapes, the calming water element, and the serenity of a sophisticated, yet sleepy residential neighbourhood, the Richmond Riverside Conservation area is one of the most idyllic regions along the River Thames. It is here that design-savvy developer Nomad chose to focus its latest efforts, revealing a cluster of new properties in a new scheme – Richmond Riverside. The project includes a Georgian-inspired home with spaces composed by studio Pineapple Interiors, which makes this Richmond house a particularly enticing proposition; welcome to Rosefinch House. 

The elegant, four-bedroom, three-storey house was designed to offer elegant domesticity and a sense of place through its large openings and nods to the surrounding urban fabric. Its creators at Pineapple Interiors, who worked with the architects at Nomad Developments to mould the home, worked with volume and light in order to carve an interior that feels generous but remains functional and contemporary. Spanning some 4,000 sq ft Rosefinch House does all that, blending old and new, and a palette of luxurious materials and carefully selected architectural fixtures, fittings and features. 

Richmond house in a serene, riverside setting

outdoor terrace at Richmond house

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Trunk Chevron Oak flooring, traditional Georgian cornicing, a feature oak staircase and iron balustrades reference rich heritage. Meanwhile, other elements, such as the bespoke handcrafted oak kitchen cabinetry made by Charles Yorke, and appliances by Gaggenau, complete with custom Calacatta Arabascato marble centre island and worktops, ensure residents have all mod cons too – as well as 21st century style. 

The graceful interiors of this Richmond house are complemented by equally considered outdoor spaces; award-winning designer Matt Keightley from Rosebank Landscaping was called upon to create a tailor-made concept for the property's garden. Here is where nature and architecture meet, as the river flows just at the plot's foot, offering owners not only private mooring space but also the serenity that comes with proximity to the water. It’s all very fitting, given Richmond Town's recently awarded title 'as one of the nation’s happiest places to live', as Jack Simpson, managing director at Nomad Developments points out. 

dining area in Richmond house by Nomad

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dining table in Richmond house by Nomad

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dining in Richmond house by Nomad

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entrance in Richmond house by Nomad

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feature staircase in Richmond house by Nomad

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bespoke kitchen in Richmond house by Nomad

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bathroom in Richmond house by Nomad

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bedroom in Richmond house by Nomad

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kitchen in Richmond house by Nomad

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INFORMATION

nomaddevelopments.com (opens in new tab)

pineapple-interiors.co.uk (opens in new tab)

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).