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A glorious Manhattan town house

Steel french windows ensure there is abundant natural light in the sitting room of this Manhattan house. Bonnie Robinson reveals where to source similar in this month's instalment of The knowledge.

House with roof terrace and underground kitchen (Thatcher's old house, redeveloped in Chester Square, Belgravia)

Prime (minister's) real estate: inside Margaret Thatcher's £30m home

Reminds me of the house/cabin we stayed in in North Carolina overlooked the wine cellar. House with roof terrace and underground kitchen (Thatcher's old house, redeveloped in Chester Square, Belgravia)

Trombe - External photo on rear side of London Home. A structurally glazed modern extension with clear glass end gable and a switchable frameless glass roof

Trombe - External photo on rear side of London Home. A structurally glazed modern extension with clear glass end gable and a switchable frameless glass roof *copy

On the ground floor is an open-plan living room with French doors that open out onto a new terrace, which is built atop the kitchen extension with stairs leading down to the garden. On warm days, the wall of sliding doors off the kitchen will be left completely open, merging the inside and outside spaces.

Saving Face—But Changing Everything

On the ground floor is an open-plan living room with French doors that open out onto a new terrace, which is built atop the kitchen extension with stairs leading down to the garden. On warm days, the wall of sliding doors off the kitchen will be left comp

A relatively new trend we have seen emerging is the desire for walk-on skylights in the home, which allow foot traffic on areas such as terraces and roof gardens, or ground floor areas over basement rooms.

:: Havens South Designs :: A relatively new trend we have seen emerging is the desire for walk-on skylights in the home, which allow foot traffic on areas such as terraces and roof gardens, or ground floor areas over basement rooms.

Traditional Front Elevation with Black French Doors

Traditional Front Elevation with Black French Doors. This is how we want to live in New York. A Historic New York City Brownstone with Eclectic Interiors

A walk on glass rooflight above a new ground floor extension allows the roof space to be used as a balcony

The frameless rooflight brings light down into what may otherwise have been a dark space.

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