A Light Victorian Townhouse with Teal Reading Room

A late Victorian townhouse in North London has recently been given fresh interiors, and it now showcases a beautiful blend of contemporary and historical elements. The five-story home has a total floorplan of 2,800 sq. feet and features beautiful light rooms and great color accents.

The interiors of this London townhouse are reimagined by Arts Lettres, a company that designs, restores, and transforms buildings. They want to create beautiful spaces combining contemporary design with conservation.

The townhouse was divided into three separate residences. Arts Lettres fused the three homes back into the original Victorian townhouse. Walls and floors were removed to create modern spaces while also maintaining original Victorian elements.


The home features wonderful color accents, from a light pink living room to a vibrant teal reading room and a unique blue wall design in the bedroom. On top of that, the house has a wonderful outdoor space filled with plants and a comfy seating area.


The living room is 30 ft. deep and divided over two areas that can be closed off with double doors. The back of the living room is a formal sitting room painted in ‘Pink Ground’ by Farrow & Ball.

The living room as a Juliet balcony that overlooks the garden.


You have this vibrant teal reading room on the other side of the double doors. The walls are lined with bookcases, and both the walls as the custom-made bookcases are painted in ‘Vardo’ by Farrow & Ball.


The hallway is painted in ‘Hague Blue’ by Farrow and Ball. The original floorboards were painted white and relaid diagonally. These diagonal floor boards could also be seen in the living room.


The lower ground floor is home to the open-plan kitchen and dining room.


The kitchen sits at the front of the house and has custom-designed wooden cupboards. The kitchen island has a white tile top.


At the back on the house sits the dining area with a white painted brick wall and a large modern window that offers a great view of the green garden.


A sculptural staircase with a light gray runner connects the floors. The staircase is lit from above with a skylight.


The walls and door in the master bedroom are papered in an elegant hand-pressed linocut block print design. 


The room has an en suite bathroom with a freestanding bath and a separate shower.


The reclaimed cast iron bath sits in front of the window. The walls are painted in a calm gray shade.


In total, the house has five bedrooms. This room with a balcony is now used as a home office with a large cork wall and teal walls.


On the top floor is another bedroom with a balcony overlooking London.


The beautiful garden can be reached from the lower ground floor. It has a good-sized seating area, and the garden features grapevines, climbing roses, jasmine, English roses, and buddleia, attracting a wonderful array of bees, birds, and butterflies.


This renovated Victorian townhouse is now for sale at Inigo.