Take a look around a splendid Victorian house

Take a tour around this splendid Victorian home in south London. Previously featured in Livingetc, this reader's home features splashes of quirky, individual style and plenty of arty pieces to make it a refreshing family home

Property A four-storey double-fronted Victorian house with garden and plunge pool in south London.
The space 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, and an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area.

1/8 Exterior

exterior of house with red brick wall and white door

(Image credit: Future PLC /Chris Tubbs)

When the owners bought the house, it was divided into 10 bedsits, so they replaced everything except the walls. They added a glass-walled extension to the rear of the house with doors to the garden.

2/8 Hallway

hallway with white door and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Chris Tubbs)

White walls in the hallway make for an inviting space filled with lots of natural light.

The tumbled parquet flooring is from The Natural Wood Floor Company.

3/8 Living room

living room with parquet flooring and green sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/Chris Tubbs)

The double-sized living room has an elegant feel. The owners used the tumbled parquet flooring for its aged appearance, and painted the walls, overmantel mirrors, candlesticks and junk-shop chests for a white-on-white look.

The sofa is by Fox Linton.

4/8 Kitchen-diner

kitechen diner room with white cabinet and table chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Chris Tubbs)

The island is the focal point with its sculptural tap. A large table marks the eating area. The same limestone floors were used indoors and out to create a 'one-room' feel, while white walls, white worktops and zero clutter adds to the sense of space.

The worktop is by Askilan.

5/8 Hallway

hallway with white door and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Chris Tubbs)

The airy feel continues with a spacious shower enclosure. Around the corner is a dressing area with storage sections designed to make get-up-and-go dressing easy.

The bathroom suite is from Twyford's Pure range, and the maple flooring is from The Natural Wood Floor Company.

6/8 Dressing room

dressing room with wardrobe and sink

(Image credit: Future PLC/Chris Tubbs)

A custom-made dressing area by Sharps provides lots of storage space in the bedroom.

7/8 Bedroom

bedroom with white bedding

(Image credit: Future PLC/Chris Tubbs)

A tranquil retreat, the focal point in the bedroom is the white-painted pediment above the bed, which is from a chateau.

Try The White Company for similar bed linen

8/8 Children’s room

childrens room with toy and armchair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Chris Tubbs)

Although the walls are white, colour creeps into the girls' bedroom in the cushions, soft toys and quilts.

The pink mat is from Laura AshleyJohn Lewis does small-scale armchairs.

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.