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Character study: second lease of life for a Victorian home25 Feb 1:00am

Character study: second lease of life for a Victorian home

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New rooms filled with old furniture take this north London terrace back to its roots Couple moves into dilapidated Victorian terrace; couple gets the builders in. So far, so familiar. But from that point onwards, Emilie Fournet and Ben Pester did things a bit differently. Instead of the standard revamp – knock down walls, add a blocky extension on the back – they did the reverse. They reinstated some internal walls, turning what had been an open-plan space back into a traditional hallway and a separate living room. And rather than build on to the back, they removed a large chunk of an existing extension. “The house is now much closer to its original layout,” says Emilie, “it feels much more in proportion.”
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