This is a refurbishment project in Central London.

The property is a Georgian villa built in 1824 by architect N. P. Rothery. A side extension was added in the Victorian era as a carriage house; this part was rebuilt in the 1970s as the house was converted into three flats with a shared garden. The property is Grade II listed.

Foxley Road

Our flat is accessed from the side of the building; most of the internal space is part of the newer extension with only our lounge/dining room being part of the Georgian original. The ground floor contains the entrance hall, kitchen and bathroom, with the lounge/dining room on the raised ground floor. The bedroom is on the first floor. The flat measures 55 square metres in total.

When we moved into this flat it was in a dilapidated state, with worn carpets, multiple layers of overpainted wallpaper on the walls, peeling and partially rotten window frames, cracked glass, uneven floors and ceilings, and poor quality fixtures and fittings. We have been working on the property since March 2007. We want to take our time and carry out the construction work ourselves to the best possible standard. It will take a few years of hard work to complete the refurbishment...

Foxley Road