Before & After: A Cramped Victorian in London Lightens Up With a Double-Height Renovation

A narrow, mid-terrace house in Brook Green now enjoys a lustrous, double-height kitchen and dining room.

The homeowner of Brook Green House, who’s in the medical field, was newly in possession of his childhood home—only now with his partner and young children in tow. The original house, a narrow Victorian mid-terrace built in the 1860s in the eponymous neighborhood of Brook Green, London, had four floors, including a dark basement kitchen that provided the only door to the backyard. 

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Melissa Dalton
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Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing for Dwell since 2017. Read more of her work about design and architecture at


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