See the incredible transformation of a humble council house...

This extraordinary house has to be seen to be believed! Featuring on Netflix's Amazing Interiors, a new series released today!

This is Talliston House & Gardens, an otherwise humble ex-council house in Essex. It's home to John Trevillian, an English author, who has spent 25 years and almost £1 million, transforming his home into something out of this world! Quite literally.

The unassuming house comprises 13 themed rooms. All inspired from different eras and locations around the globe. It's grandiose decor earned the house a spot on Netlix's Amazing Interiors. The original new Netflix series showcases the most eccentric homes from all over the world.

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The interiors of this house lie somewhere between art, decoration and design. Keeping the original property’s layout, each space re-imagines kitchens, bedrooms and even garden sheds beyond expectation.

Talliston House & Gardens, as seen on Netflix's Amazing Interiors

exterior of house with white walls garden and wooden door

(Image credit: Gavin Conlan Photography)

From the outside you would never guess the world that lies behind the front door. The front gardens are classed as the first of 'The Thirteen Rooms of Talliston'. ' The Labyrinth' gardens are inspired by the 1852 front gardens of The Old Rectory in Essex.

hall with walls chandelier and wings on wall

(Image credit: Gavin Conlan Photography)

Yes, this is the stairwell of that same house! The second room on the list, entitled 'The Hall Of Mirrors', has flamboyant interiors are inspired by the stone stairway of 'The Palace of Shadows' in Italy.

kitchen white walls dinning table with chair and candles

(Image credit: Gavin Conlan Photography)

Welcome to 'The Voodoo Kitchen', an eclectic kitchen inspired by a 1950s maid’s kitchen in New Orleans.

living room with sofa set cushions flooring with red curtains

(Image credit: Gavin Conlan Photography)

'Talliston is designed as a place where time has no power, akin to stepping inside a living, breathing work of art' explains owner John Trevillian. 'It is a massive enterprise, and proves that beauty and magic can be found even in the most ordinary of places.'

bathroom with bid nest bathtub and large mirror on wall

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The Boathouse' bathroom takes inspiration from the converted Lightkeeper’s House in Hamarøy, Norway.

bedroom with wooden bed with mattress and pillows with wooden ceiling and wooden window

(Image credit: Talliston House and Gardens)

Sweet dreams? We're not so sure. This guest bedroom is entitled 'The Room Of Dreams' inspired a Guest room in Moorish Spain Eish Al Kamar (The Moon’s Nest).

Teahouse table with teapot and cup trees with glass wall

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This captivating space is the 'The Starhouse', taking inspiration from a Japanese teahouse.

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For more weird and wonderful homes, tune in to Netflix's Amazing Interiors.

Ginevra Benedetti
Deputy Editor (Print)

Ginevra Benedetti has been the Deputy Editor of Ideal Home magazine since 2021. With a career in magazines spanning nearly twenty years, she has worked for the majority of the UK’s interiors magazines, both as staff and as a freelancer. She first joined the Ideal Home team in 2011, initially as the Deputy Decorating Editor and has never left! She currently oversees the publication of the brand’s magazine each month, from planning through to publication, editing, writing or commissioning the majority of the content.