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
2/10 Kitchen | Cool, calm renovation house tour
The open-plan kitchen-diner 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
The kitchen cabinets were made from reclaimed floorboards. The worktops, made from old lock gates, were bleached to create a rustic look.
John Lewis of Hungerford sells bespoke kitchens.
4/10 Dining room | Cool, calm renovation house tour
The open-plan kitchen-diner is a bright, airy space - perfect for entertaining.
5/10 Living-room | Cool, calm renovation house tour
The all-white background in the living room forms a backdrop for other neutral tones.
6/10 Fireplace | Cool, calm renovation house tour
Aged, vintage pieces soften the crisp white lines of the period fireplace and painted floorboards.
The shutters are Danish; The French House sells similar.
7/10 Home office | Cool, calm renovation house tour
The owner made the long table from trestles bought at Retrouvius and some old scaffolding boards. The birdcage is from Spitalfields Market.
8/10 Bedroom | Cool, calm renovation house tour
A distressed metal drum takes the place of a bedside table.
For a similar lamp, try Graham & Green.
9/10 Attic room | Cool, calm renovation house tour
10/10 Bathroom | Cool, calm renovation house tour
The angular, hammam-style bathroom 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.
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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.
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