Take a tour around a family-friendly Victorian terrace in east London

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This four-storey Victorian terrace in east London has a utility room, larder and WC in the basement, and a living room and open-plan kitchen-diner on the ground floor. On the first floor there's a library, two bedrooms and a bathroom, and the top floor has a master suite and a mezzanine dressing room.

1/7 Living room

living room with white walls and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/ James Merrell)

In period houses with kitchen-diners at the back, the front room can become a bit of an unused zone. Here, it is connected so that sunlight floods through the entire ground floor.

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2/7 Living space

living space with relaxing chair and white walls

(Image credit: Future PLC/ James Merrell)

This spacious white living room is uncluttered and bathed in light, creating a fresh, modern feel.


3/7 Living room area

living room with white walls and wooden stairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/ James Merrell)

The long lit shelf helps to connect this room with the kitchen, continuing on from the run of units. Little niches have been created throughout the house to display unusual and quirky artwork. Each alcove has soft, slightly off-kilter edges to give a more organic feel and is lit using energy-saving LED bulbs.

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4/7 Kitchen-diner

kitchen diner with dining set and wooden chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/ James Merrell)

This modern kitchen is designed like a production line, with no awkward angles or inefficient corner cupboards, just practical ideas such as a simple work surface that can be wiped from one end all the way down.



5/7 Dining room

dining room with white walls and wooden chairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/ James Merrell)

The chimney breast in this chic white dining room has been stripped back to the original brickwork, adding a three-dimensional feel to the space. A Danish wood-burning stove is so efficient you can use it in smoke-controlled areas.

Hans Wegner chairs
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6/7 Master bedroom

master bedroom with white walls and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/ James Merrell)

A huge, ceiling-height bedroom door opens out onto a spacious suite on the top floor. The dressing room on the mezzanine keeps the bedroom uncluttered.

Hans Wegner chairs

7/7 Bathroom

bathroom with grey tiles

(Image credit: Future PLC/ James Merrell)

The metallic bath weighs approximately 190kg and makes a dramatic statement in this contemporary bathroom.

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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.