This is our story of restoring a late Victorian mid-terrace in historic Greenwich, London, to its former glory.
Built in 1883/1884 on the east side of Greenwich’s famous park by William Stirling, our house is among the millions built across towns and cities in the United Kingdom during the Industrial Revolution.
Such houses are so commonplace that they’re rarely seen as properties worth preserving. Many had period features, such as cornicing, ripped out during the 1960s/1970s and today the vogue is to convert the back of the house into a modern kitchen/diner.
Our house is possibly unusual is preserving a large quantity of original features (including, we’ve just discovered, wallpaper). Originally extremely poor and unfashionable, south-east London has experienced a transformation thanks to the building of the Canary Wharf financial district and improved transport links across the river.
With its historic buildings and parks, Greenwich is now among the most beautiful – and affordable – parts of the inner city. We’re on a journey to restore this spectacular Victorian terrace. Join us as we bring a historic house into the 21st century and discover its heritage along the way.