Take a look around this glam Victorian terraced house in north west London

Look around this revamped four-bedroom home with an interior that fuses contemporary and vintage style

The owners, who work in the media and law, bought this four-bedroom Victorian terraced property in 2011. It was in a terrible state when they first viewed it, having been split into several bedsits, with sinks and hotplates in every room and several ceilings that had fallen in.

Shortly after buying the property, the couple visited New London Architecture’s ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ exhibition and were impressed by the work of Paul Archer Design – in particular his glass extensions. The house was completely gutted, rebuilt and extended at the side and back, and the loft converted, which took 15 months to complete.

The transformation is remarkable – the once dilapidated building is now a glamorous yet functional home, which perfectly balances contemporary and vintage style. The living room is at the front of the house, with the kitchen positioned centrally at the heart of the home.

Beyond the kitchen, towards the garden, lies the much-wanted glass extension, which serves as an airy, light-filled living-dining room.

Upstairs, there’s a bathroom, guest bedroom and the couple’s main bedroom which includes a dressing room and en-suite shower room. On an upper level there’s another guest bedroom and shower room with the children’s shared bedroom up a few more stairs.

1/10 Exterior

house exterior

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The decorating style throughout is glamorous and fun, with a contemporary slant in the new parts of the house and vintage style elsewhere to honour the age of the property.

2/10 Kitchen with dining area

kitchen with dining area

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The glass extension has created a light-filled dining area that’s ideal for entertaining – it even has an impressive drinks cabinet for parties. The iconic Philippe Starck Louis Ghost dining chairs add an element of fun and practicality.

Philippe Starck Louis Ghost chairs
John Lewis

Pendant lights

Lee Broom Store

3/10 Kitchen

kitchen with marble worktop

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In the heart of the house, the kitchen has black wood cabinets and a 5m long, Carrara marble island bar with integral hob. The layout of the kitchen was meticulously planned to ensure that it enables the family to enjoy the space. Behind the cabinet panels there are specific stations for different purposes, such as coffee, baking and washing-up stations.

Celestial island cooker hood, Elica range

For similar island bar, try
Venice Marble

4/10 Living room

grey living room with cream sofa

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In the original parts of the house, the couple wanted to create a feel that honours the age of the house. In the living room, one sofa was found in an antiques market and reupholstered in a houndstooth fabric, while the other is a classic Chesterfield upholstered in a chic cream leather. The colour palette throughout the house was inspired by the black, white and gold of Chanel’s iconic packaging.

Walls painted in Manor House Gray
Farrow & Ball

For a similar chandelier, try the Anastasia
Marks & Spencer

5/10 Living room fireplace

living room with fireplace

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In the living room, there’s a traditional fireplace, antique chandelier and beveled, gold-framed mirror to complement the style and period of the house. Grey walls create a calm backdrop for the monochrome furniture, while gold accents add a sophisticated look.

For a similar dining chair, try
Out There Interiors

For a similar rug, try the Kite kilim rug
West Elm

6/10 Hallway

hallway with black stair runner

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Black flooring and contrasting white walls create a clean look in the hallway. The gilt chandelier adorned with cherubs was found at a salvage yard.

For a similar chandelier, try the I Love Retro range

7/10 Master bedroom

bedroom with royal blue wall

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Bold sapphire blue walls, black floorboards and a stunning gold French-style bed create a luxe, boudoir look in the master bedroom. Mirrored bedside cabinets with hanging crystal lights above intensify the romantic look of the room.

For a similar bed, try the Versailles

The French Bedroom Company

Pendant lights
Lee Broom Store

8/10 Master bedroom dressing room

blue bedroom with mirrored wardrobes

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One of the antiqued mirrored wardrobe doors opens up to reveal a his-and-hers dressing room beyond with double-height hanging rails.

Walls painted in Sapphire Springs 2

For a similar bedspread, try the Chenevard

9/10 Bathroom

bathroom with black and white wall and bathtub

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The vintage glamour extends to the family bathroom too. With its black-and-white paisley wallpaper, large Venetian mirrors, crystal chandelier and gilt fittings, it oozes decadent glamour.

Malabar wallpaper
Cole & Son

For a similar bath, try
The Cast Iron Bath Company

10/10 Children’s bedroom

children bedroom with storage shelves

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

The children’s bedroom is situated in the new loft. A clever wall of shelving has been built into the eaves which is ideal for organising the children’s toys and books.

For similar shelving, try the Kallax/Drona range

A vast skylight and a picture window that juts out from the body of the house brings light and a modern feel to the room.

Lisa Fazzani
Deputy Editor

Lisa is Deputy Editor of Style at Home magazine and regularly contributes to sister title Ideal Home. She has written about interiors for more than 25 years and about pretty much every area of the home, from shopping and decorating, crafts and DIY to real home transformations and kitchen and bathroom makeovers. Homes and interiors have always been a passion and she never tires of nosying around gorgeous homes, whether on TV, online, in print or in person.