Traditional Victorian Terrace Apartment in London Gets a Modern Makeover

Kitchen and living space for Victorian Terrace apartment

The modern redesign of this private Victorian Terrace residence in London by Daniele Petteno Architecture Workshop marries elements of the historic building — windows, ceiling cornices, doors and architraves — with the clean lines and simple shapes of contemporary design.

The apartment occupies the upper stories in the building and faces a public road on one side and a beautiful private communal garden on the other. Inspired by this duality, the designer envisioned an open layout that gradually opens from the entrance level towards the mezzanine and second levels.

Victorian Terrace apartment building with surrounding trees

The entrance level accommodates three bedrooms, a study and two bathrooms. Six openings in the double-pitch roof provides views of the surrounding London rooftops and allows for tons of natural light into the living room, dining room and kitchen.

The almost all-white color scheme of for the walls, furniture and Corian tops is balanced by the natural oak flooring, stairs and refurbished double-pitch roof. Artificial drop lighting was also incorporated, adding to the contemporary vibe. [Photography by Lara D’Appollonio]

Living room, dining room, and loft

Dining room with upper mezzanine

Dining room, kitchen and stairs - Victorian Terrace apartment

Staircase to upper mezzanine - Victorian Terrace apartment

Interior main floor - Victorian Terrace apartment

Aerial view of kitchen counter with bar stools - Victorian Terrace apartment

Upper mezzanine - Victorian Terrace apartment

Upper interior stairwell - Victorian Terrace apartment

Inset wall shelving - Victorian Terrace apartment

Bedroom - Victorian Terrace apartment

Bathroom - Victorian Terrace Apartment

Living space at dusk - Victorian Terrace apartment