This Grade II listed early Victorian townhouse was lovingly restored from top to bottom. The newly built rear extension combined the traditional materials of reclaimed yellow stock brick and zinc with a contemporary glass and steel side return. Steel framed garden doors lead onto a fully remodelled rear garden. The traditional internal layout of the house was retained, with a grand double reception room on the ground floor. The house originally had no upstairs bathroom, so a generous family bathroom was created at first floor level and a small guest shower room carved out of the double height rear extension. The house was given a new roof of Welsh slate, and the loft converted to create an extra bedroom. Bespoke furniture and lighting combine with contemporary and antique furniture pieces throughout, with a bold colour palette to emphasise the stunning original features - and the occasional quirk such as the reception room ceiling of original faded and cracked plasterwork which was uncovered when the lining paper was stripped off. It was unanimously agreed that it was too beautiful to cover up!