East Dulwich is one of the finest 19th-century suburbs of London. And in this beautiful area you can find today’s colorful home. Via a stooped porch with Gothic-inspired pilasters and a convex awning, you enter the beautiful home with colorful rooms, period details, and five bedrooms.
The home was built in 1879, and luckily, it has retained many of its original features as it presents intricate cornicing, original fireplaces, and a traditional red brick façade. Originally, Victorian houses had small closed-off rooms, but in this home, the ground floor rooms have been opened up, and from the front room, you can see right to the kitchen in the back.
What strikes me most about this home is the use of color. The owners used deep shades in the living room and lighter color tones in the bedrooms. At the back, the house is also extended so this is, once again, a beautiful example of blending historic and modern styles.
The front room is painted in a beautiful deep green shade which is centered around the fireplace. The bay window floods this room with light.
The snug/television room can be closed off from the front room with pocket doors. This second sitting room is painted in a beautiful warm terracotta shade.
Through the open archway, you enter the kitchen, dining, and casual living room. This space is located in the extension and features a pitched roof with skylights to make it a bright and airy room.
The bespoke kitchen cabinets are painted in an inky black shade and is complimented by a glossy quartz worktop and beige glazed Zellige tiles.
The walls and ceiling are painted in a soft pink shade which creates a neutral and warm atmosphere.
The hallway features its original cornicing and dark-stained wooden floor. The walls are painted in ‘Picture Gallery Red‘ by Farrow and Ball.
On the first floor are two bedrooms with en suite bathroom. The master bedroom is a generous room with the original cornicing, architrave, and fireplace. The walls are painted in a calm light blue shade. .
The bedroom has a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden.
The en suite is designed in a modern look with gray tiles, a freestanding bath, and a shower.
The second bedroom on the first floor is now a nursery featuring block-printed wallpaper by Gucci with a floral motif.
The nursery en suite bathroom is decorated in a Victorian style with dark blue walls, a wooden floor, and a clawfoot bath.
There are three more bedrooms on the tp floor with exposed brick walls and a family bathroom with geometric tiles.
This Victorian home is for sale at Inigo