Unique family homes: five to get inspired

Victorian townhouse in Stoke Newington
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Sibling rivalry beckons as these five unique family homes compete for your attention.


There’s copious classic character with plenty of fireplace action, ornate cornices and huge skirting boards, while modern interventions include a debonair loft conversion and a sleek Scandi extension.


Prefer to make something your own? How about a coach house ripe for renovation?


Whatever springs to mind when you think of unique family homes, you’ll find it right here.


Stoke Newington

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A classic slice of North London Victoriana, this exquisite semi-detached family home has a striking, bold and opulent interior. Against a backdrop of restored heritage features, a rich palette of sumptuous colours is used in a thoroughly modern way.

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The house is arranged over four floors and covers just under 2,600 sq ft, with highlights including an elegant bedroom suite loft conversion. There’s also plenty of room for a large family to go off and do their own thing – come together in wonderful style for food and telly nights, or get outside in the beautifully landscaped garden.

£1,950,000 – click here for the video tour, image gallery and floor plans



St Leonards

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About a mile inland from the beach in a group of elevated residential streets, this immense and wonderful family home has a well-regarded position in the lovely seaside town of St Leonards on the Sussex coastline next to Hastings.

With no less than seven bedrooms across the first and second floors, the house also has three reception rooms on the ground floor as well as a separate garden studio. Adding up to 2,645 sq ft in all, the house is full of possibilities and potential to create a self-contained apartment at the top.

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Offers over £750,000 – click here for the image gallery and floor plans



Surrey Quays

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Flexibility reigns supreme at this three-storey Victorian terraced house whose layout lends itself to multiple uses. A single family home; a separate rental apartment on the first floor with its own kitchen, or a place to live and work with a creative studio on the lower ground floor.

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The interior centres around a breathtaking, open-plan living room and kitchen extension that takes the house into the 60ft+ garden. Two entire walls of bi-folding doors create an invisible threshold between inside and out, with elevated ceiling heights adding more design-led drama.

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£1,100,000 – click here for the image gallery and floor plans



West Wickham

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Owned by the same family for the last 42 years (is there a better recommendation?) and now ready for a contemporary revival, this double-fronted detached Victorian coach house from 1850 was originally built to serve a nearby manor.

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A striking glazed iron canopy sits above the twin sets of double garage doors, while the interior covers 2,251 sq ft. Here you’ll find two reception rooms, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large landing that’s perfect for a home office or library, and plenty of original character. Outdoor spaces include a walled courtyard and a shady lawn surrounded by trees.

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£1,100,000 – click here for the image gallery and floor plans




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This impressive four-storey villa has plenty of grand reminders from its Georgian heritage. Think huge skirting boards, marble fireplaces, ornate cornices and a fabulous staircase that winds its way up through the floors with a clear view down from the top to the bottom.

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With five bedrooms, four reception rooms and three bathrooms in total, the interior is divided into the main residence on the upper three floors and a self-contained garden flat on the lower ground level. But the house could easily be reinstated as a single and substantial 2,626 sq ft family home with a 75ft garden.

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£775,000 – click here for the image gallery and floor plans




netherford road clapham for sale unique family home

Whatever kind of family and home arrangement you’re after, they’re all taken care of at this converted coroner’s court and coach house in South West London. Together as one, needing time apart, multi-generational, workspace in a separate building, or on-site rental investment – you name it, you can have it.

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Aside from the wonderful rooms, massive windows, gorgeous character, pretty garden, decked roof terrace and over 5,300 sq ft of cavernous space, the property has no less than three separate street addresses to give everyone all the independence they need.

unique family home

Offers over £3,500,000 – click here for the video tour, image gallery and floor plans



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