Take a tour around a Victorian house

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This light-filled modern home, with masses of windows to make the most of natural sunlight in its high-ceilinged rooms, enjoys a lovely inside-outside living area. This raised terrace - which leads down to the paved garden - is ideal for al fresco dining in summer months.

1/6 Garden terrace

villa with garden terrace

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jake Fitzjones)

2/6 Light-filled kitchen

bright kitchen with big sash window

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jake Fitzjones)

Long runs of pale-wood fronted units and cool decor make this bright kitchen, which overlooks the garden, a lovely place to cook. As it's open-plan, it's also ideal for socialising with guests.

3/6 Minimal Victorian living room

minimal victorian living room with bright light and navy blue sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jake Fitzjones)

Low-level lounging makes for a relaxed family living room. A dark, tailored sofa hides family wear and tear well, while a bright artwork adds colour to make a striking focal point.

4/6 Cool Victorian bedroom

bedroom with double bed and sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jake Fitzjones)

Nothing says peaceful haven quite like this (almost) all-white bedroom. There's a place for everything, with a huge antique wardrobe to hide away clothes, and a structured sofa in the double bay window, which is the perfect place to escape the kids with a book!

5/6 Quirky nursery

kids room with cradle and rocking chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jake Fitzjones)

Mid-century modern furniture, such as this RAR rocker, sits comfortably with tongue-in-cheek artworks in this quirky nursery. Clearly this child will be taught the meaning of style from an early age.

6/6 Neutal bathroom

bathroom with bathtub and glass partition

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jake Fitzjones)

While it functions well as a family bathroom, the floor-to-ceiling gloss, glass, and cream sheens make this space utterly spa chic

Want to have a nose around more real houses? Housetohome has plenty of inspirational house tours to keep the snooper in you entertained!

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.