Spacious and elegant, with high ceilings and perfectly proportioned rooms, art dealer Henry Miller’s Victorian east London home is also his office and his gallery. When Henry bought it, it was uninhabitable, so he and the builder worked their way through the house, starting with the exterior wall before moving on to the top floor where they created a temporary apartment so Henry could be on site.
A dilapidated lean-to conservatory was demolished and replaced with an orangery, more in keeping with the style of the house, and one of the bedrooms was sacrificed for a new bathroom. Henry ensured that damaged or missing period features were repaired or reinstated.
Owner: Henry Miller, an art dealer and curator, lives here with partner Jin Ho Kang
Property: A three-storey semi-detatched Victorian home, built in 1900 in Walthamstow, east London
What he did: The roof was repaired and an outside wall rebuilt, floors were replaced, and a lean-to conservatory was replaced with an orangery. Other period details were restored or reinstated
Stylist – Pippa Blenkinsop