Take a tour around this cool, calm renovation

A Victorian end-of-terrace house in Crouch End, North London, comprising of a living room, kitchen-diner, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms spread over 3 storeys with a loft room.

A Victorian end-of-terrace house in Crouch End, North London, comprising of a living room, kitchen-diner, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms spread over 3 storeys with a loft room.

1/10 Exterior | Cool, calm renovation house tour

house exterior with white window and bricked wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

2/10 Kitchen | Cool, calm renovation house tour

kitchen area with white wall wooden cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The open-plan kitchen-diner (opens in new tab) originally consisted of a small kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, which the owner knocked together to make one big space.

3/10 Kitchen corner | Cool, calm renovation house tour

kitchen area with white wall and glass door and wooden floor

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The kitchen (opens in new tab) cabinets were made from reclaimed floorboards. The worktops, made from old lock gates, were bleached to create a rustic look.

John Lewis of Hungerford (opens in new tab) sells bespoke kitchens.

4/10 Dining room | Cool, calm renovation house tour

dining area with dining table wooden floor

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The open-plan kitchen-diner (opens in new tab) is a bright, airy space - perfect for entertaining.

For similar chairs try Baileys (opens in new tab). Find a table like this at IKEA (opens in new tab). Get pendant shades like these at The French House (opens in new tab).

5/10 Living-room | Cool, calm renovation house tour

living area with grey sofa and wooden floor

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The all-white background in the living room (opens in new tab) forms a backdrop for other neutral tones.

The sofa is from Baileys (opens in new tab). The Adam Richardson chair is re-covered in old linen from Eastern Europe; Laura Ashley (opens in new tab) sells similar. The rug is from IKEA (opens in new tab).

6/10 Fireplace | Cool, calm renovation house tour

wooden floor and white wall and fireplace

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

Aged, vintage pieces soften the crisp white lines of the period fireplace and painted floorboards.

The shutters are Danish; The French House (opens in new tab) sells similar.

7/10 Home office | Cool, calm renovation house tour

living area with sofa and wooden floor and desk

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The owner made the long table from trestles bought at Retrouvius (opens in new tab) and some old scaffolding boards. The birdcage is from Spitalfields Market.

8/10 Bedroom | Cool, calm renovation house tour

bedroom with side table and lamp and white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

A distressed metal drum takes the place of a bedside table (opens in new tab).

For a similar lamp, try Graham & Green. (opens in new tab)

9/10 Attic room | Cool, calm renovation house tour

attic room with white wall and wooden floor

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

As part of the renovation, the owner converted the loft (opens in new tab) into an extra bedroom. A Velux (opens in new tab) skylight fills the space with light.

10/10 Bathroom | Cool, calm renovation house tour

bathroom with grey wall and bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The angular, hammam-style bathroom (opens in new tab) was designed by the owner and created using a tadelek, a traditional Moroccan plastering technique. Builders created the basic design in blocks before craftsmen covered it in waterproof plaster. All the bathroom fittings are from Aston Matthews (opens in new tab).

Looking for more modern decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for everything from a celebrity designer's house to an eclectic mansion flat.

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. 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.