An Arts and Crafts house in southwest London, builtin 1876. There’s a living room, family room, utility room and open-plan kitchen-diner on the ground floor. A new basement contains a den, dining area, bar, gym and steam room. The first floor comprises the master bedroom suite, plus a guest bedroom and bathroom. The second floor has been knocked through to createa dormitory for the children, plus one more bedroom in the loft.


The stairs (pictured above) are so much more than a route up and down whena graffiti artist’s stencil portraits of the kids perpetually climb the stairs.

The basement has a concealed bar for the adults and a cinema set-up for the children and their friends. A huge sliding door can be pulled across to divide the space, making it even more flexible.

In the TV area (below), the large wall was transformed by a mural of a silver birch forest, with a family portrait in the middle.


This Arts and Crafts London villa has been transformed into a contemporary, flowing space.

In the family room, mismatched cushions dressing the sofa add to the easy, breezy feel, enhanced by a creative use of colour, ranging from the trio of pastel pendants to the contemporary stained-glass effect on the window.

A turquoise-walled family room leads through to the open-plankitchen-diner on the free-flowing ground floor.


The window seat looks out on to the garden through a large, single pane window. The bright, clean design makes fora contemporary, flowing space.


The kitchen blends slick contemporary design with a more rustic, farmhouse feel. The black island stands out beautifully againstthe glossy white of the units.


Two double bedrooms were knocked through to create a kids’ dormitory – a series of individual sleeping pods linked by cutouts in the dividing walls.


While the rest of the house pops with colour, the grey bedroom is more low-key, with a couple of eye-catching touches in the artwork and on the bed linen.

The one eye-catcher? That stunning shot of the couple in pop icon mode.


Candle-like sconces, shimmering mosaics and a display of jewellery give the bathroom a reverent feel.

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Photography / Chris Tubbs