Victorian Villa, Hove

A restoration of a period family home in the heart of Hove.

Photography by James French

Extension, Home, Renovation

This large detached Victorian Villa had been unceremoniously carved into flats in the 1950’s losing many of the original architectural features. The new owners were a family who wanted to restore it back to a single dwelling, adding period details but with a room layout suitable for modern living. The house was literally re-built from the inside with new insulation, staircases, heating and plumbing. The design successfully blends a rich mix of materials with an open plan rear ground floor, which ensures the interior exudes warmth and personality.