Inside a Victorian house in northwest London where Scandi meets modern

Natural light, luxurious textures and sharply drawn black outlines are the staples of this chic Victorian house in northwest London...

Victorian house in northwest London


A Victorian house in northwest London. There’s a living area/kitchen-diner on the ground floor of this modern home, plus a family room and WC. The first floor has the children’s bedrooms, a study/guest bedroom suite and, on the half landing, a bathroom. The master suite is on the top floor.


A side return with a pitched glazed roof maximises sunlight (pictured above). As you look through from the family room, all you see ahead of you is space and light.

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Comfort comes first in this living room.The design feels sophisticated but also robust enough for family life. There are no fragile materials or hard-edges used. Instead the a focus is on simple shapes and super tactile furniture.

Victorian house in northwest London

Natural light, luxurious textures and sharp outlines are the staples of this family home.

You often see a beautiful kitchen extension that makes the living room redundant, as everyone loves the new area so much. Not so here. This layout is a perfect division of space. All the spaces effortlessly merge, rather than feeling separate.


Fine black lines run like a thread through all the rooms, on pendants, picture frames and as the glazing that envelops the extended kitchen area.

Victorian house in northwest London

In all the spaces, art adds to the effect – without overwhelming. A mix of modern and collected pieces means none of the art dominates the rest of the décor.


Glazing above and around the kitchen extension makes the most of available light, with the open feel enhanced by clever structural techniques that remove the need for supporting pillars.

The kitchen cabinetry is ice-white and simple, with all the textural impact emanating from a splash back of rich copper and the glass pendant.

Victorian house in northwest London


On the top floor, the master bedroom is a masterclass in achieving the boutique-hotel vibe at home, with velvet, warm timber tones and lush metallics.

Victorian house in northwest London

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Sleek, smooth tiling and curvaceous modern basins were the starting point for this modern bathroom. Simple and textural.

Matt-black taps were added to the bathroom and to mimic the clean black lines that feature elsewhere.

Victorian house in northwest London


This roomy, first-floor space doubles as a guest bedroom.

Victorian house in northwest London


Concrete, brass and deepest blue meet create a glam slam in the smallest room in the house.

Victorian house in northwest London

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Photography ⁄ Paul Massey

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