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A four-story brick townhouse in London recently emerged from a renovation that preserved its historic architecture while updating the residence with contemporary amenities. Renowned developers at Finchatton added glass walls and a floating staircase to make way for light, which illuminates subtle chrome fixtures and a warm color palette that’s bolstered by wool carpeting and wrought iron accents. A new basement space was excavated from beneath the 4-bed/4-bath home to host a Crestron home theater, complete with a 90-inch screen and Dolby Digital surround sound. Touch screens throughout the $9.5 million home control lighting, heating/cooling, security and an elaborate embedded house-wide music/entertainment system. [via adelto]